What Happened in April 1682

Historical Events

  • Apr 9 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Johann Valentin Rathgeber, German benedictine/composer
  • Apr 11 Jean-Joseph Mouret, composer
  • Apr 15 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • Apr 16 John Hadley, mathematician/inventor (1st reflecting telescope)
  • Apr 22 Willem I Kerricx the Young, Flemish architect/sculptor/painter

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Franz Egon of FĂĽrstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • Apr 3 BartolomĂ© Esteban Murillo, Spanish painter, dies
  • Apr 14 Avvakum, Russian priest and writer (b. 1621)
  • Apr 27 Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies