What Happened in April 1722

Historical Events

  • 5th Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island

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6th Peter the Great, Tsar of Russia, ends tax on men with beards

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 22nd 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed
  • 30th Game of Billiards is mentioned in New England Courant

Famous Birthdays

  • 11th Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols)
  • 12th Pietro Nardini, composer

Famous Deaths

  • 13th Charles Leslie, Irish controversialist, dies
  • 21st Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)
  • 22nd Pieter Erberfeld, German/Thais merchant on Java, dies