What Happened in April 1648

Historical Events

  • 5th Spanish troops/feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
  • 12th University of Harderwijk Neth solemn opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

22nd English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed

King Charles I
Charles I
  • 29th Beginning of the 18 day battle of Zhovti Vody in Ukraine - Polish King Casimir eventually defeated by Cossacks

Famous Birthdays

  • 4th Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
  • 7th Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • 7th John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 9th Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat (d. 1720)
  • 13th Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon, French mystic (d. 1717)
  • 16th John Luyken, poet/etcher (Duytse Lyre)
  • 26th Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)

Famous Deaths

  • 11th Matthaus Apelles von Lowenstern, composer, dies at 53
  • 22nd Catharina Belgian van Nassau, daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • 26th Christoph Thomas Walliser, composer, dies at 79