On This Day

April 1516 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 10 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area

GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

Apr 23 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer in Bavaria, ensuring beer is only brewed from three ingredients – water, malt and hops

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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
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Birthdays in History

  • Apr 23 Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian and archaeologist, born in Chemnitz, Germany (d. 1571)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 25 John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)