What Happened in April 1759

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Historical Events

  • Apr 8 British troops chase French out of Masulipatam India
  • Apr 13 French beat European Allies in Battle of Bergen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 20 George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London


Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 18 Jacques-Christian-Michel Widerkehr, composer
  • Apr 27 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 Francois de La Croix, composer, dies at 76

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 14 George Frideric Handel, German-British baroque composer and organist (Messiah, Water Music), dies at 74