On This Day

Historical Events in April 1581

  • Apr 1 Portuguese Cortes subjects himself on Philip II

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Apr 4 Francis Drake knighted by Queen Elizabeth I aboard Golden Hind at Deptford

Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Apr 15 Cortes van Thomar accepts Philip II as king of Portugal