On This Day

April 1605 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 8 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter, born in Brussels (d. 1655)
  • Apr 8 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65), born in Royal Palace of Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain (d. 1665)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 5 Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)
  • Apr 6 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • Apr 23 Boris Godunov, chief adviser to Tsar Fyodor I and Tsar of Russia (1598-1605), dies after a lengthy illness and a stroke at approximately 20
  • Apr 25 Naresuan, King of Siam (b. 1555)
  • Apr 27 Leo XI, Italian Pope (1605), dies at 69