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April 1597 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Apr 23 William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 9 John Davenport, Puritan clergyman and cofounder of the New Haven Colony, born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1670)

Weddings in History

Johannes Kepler

Apr 27 Astronomer Johannes Kepler marries widow Barbara Müller

Astronomer Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
Johannes Kepler