What Happened in April 1652

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Historical Events

  • Apr 6 Cape Colony, the 1st European settlement in South Africa, established by Dutch East India Company under John of Riebeeck
  • Apr 7 Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Pope Clement XII (d. 1740)
  • Apr 16 Clement XII, [Lorenzo Corsini], Italy, Pope (1730-40)
  • Apr 21 Michel Rolle, French mathematician (d. 1719)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 15 Patriarch Joseph, head of the Russian Orthodox Church
  • Apr 21 Pietro Della Valle, composer, dies at 66