April 1572 in history

April 1572 events chronologically

Apr 1 In the Eighty Years' War, the Watergeuzen capture Brielle from the Spaniards, gaining the first foothold on land for what would become the Dutch Republic

Born in April 1572

Apr 4 William Strachey an English writer whose works are among the primary sources for the early history of the English colonisation of North America. He is best remembered today as the eye-witness reporter of the 1609 shipwreck on the uninhabited island of Bermuda of the colonial ship Sea Venture, which was caught in a hurricane while sailing to Virginia. The survivors eventually reached Virginia after building two small ships during the ten months they spent on the island. His account of the incident and of the Virginia colony is thought by most Shakespearean scholars to have been a source for Shakespeare’s play The Tempest
Apr 14 Adam Tanner (mathematician) an Austrian Jesuit professor of mathematics and philosophy.

Died in April 1572

Apr 12 Jean Crespin a French Protestant lawyer who became a significant printer and martyrologist in Geneva.