April 1541 in history

April 1541 events chronologically

Apr 7 Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies

Born in April 1541

Apr 8 Michele Mercati a physician who was superintendent of the Vatican Botanical Garden under Popes Pius V, Gregory XIII, Sixtus V, and Clement VIII. He was one of the first scholars to recognise prehistoric stone tools as human-made rather than natural, or mythologically created 'ceraunia' or 'glossopetri' - 'thunderstones'

Died in April 1541

Apr 29 Johann Gramann a German pastor, theologian, teacher, humanist, reformer, and Lutheran leader.