On This Day

April 1558 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 4 Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders

Weddings in History

Mary, Queen of Scots

Apr 24 Mary, Queen of Scots (15) marries French dauphin Francis (14) at Notre Dame cathedral in Paris

Deaths in History

  • Apr 18 Roxelana, wife of Otttoman sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, dies at ~54
  • Apr 20 Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer, dies at 72
  • Apr 26 Jean Fernel, French physician (coined the term "physiology"), dies at 61