What Happened in April 1661

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 23 English king Charles II crowned in London

  • Apr 29 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • Apr 30 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 11 Antoine Coypel, French painter/poet
  • Apr 16 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, British poet and statesman (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. circa 1580)
  • Apr 6 John Webster, colonial Governor of Connecticut (Fundamental Orders of Connecticut), dies at about 71
  • Apr 7 Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)