What Happened in April 1764

Historical Events

  • Apr 3 Austrian Archduke Jozef crowned himself Holy Roman Emperor Josef II

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Apr 5 British Parliament passes the Sugar Tax on the American colonies, introduced by Prime Minister George Grenville

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 John Abernethy, surgeon, born in London, England
  • Apr 12 Dirk van den Boetzelaer, regent of Holland
  • Apr 13 Laurent, Marquis de Gouvion Saint-Cyr, French marshal (d. 1830)
  • Apr 18 Bernhard Anselm Weber, pianist/conductor/composer

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Peder [Nielsen] Horrebow, Danish astronomer, dies at 84
  • Apr 15 Madame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (b. 1721) of tuberculosis aged 42
  • Apr 17 Johann Mattheson, German composer/musicologist, dies at 82
  • Apr 27 Jaime de Casellas, Spanish composer, dies at 73