On This Day

April 1553 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 29 Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 30 Louise de Lorraine, Queen consort of France (1575-89), born in Nomeny, Bar, France (d. 1601)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 9 Francois Rabelais, French author (Gargantua, Pantagruel), dies at 49