What Happened in April 1716

Historical Events

  • Apr 15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
  • Apr 9 Johann Georg Zechner, composer
  • Apr 12 Felice de' Giardini, composer

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 8 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • Apr 26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
  • Apr 28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest (b. 1673)