What Happened in April 1783

Historical Events

  • Apr 3 Sweden & US sign a treaty of Amity & Commerce

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Catherine II of Russia annexes the Crimea

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
  • Apr 9 Tippu Sahib drives out British from Bednore, India
  • Apr 11 Hostilities formally cease in the American Revolutionary War
  • Apr 18 Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 3 Washington Irving, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), born in NYC, New York

  • Apr 8 John Claudius, horticulturist, born in London, England
  • Apr 10 Hortense E de Beauharnais, French queen of Netherlands (1806-10)
  • Apr 29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Ignaz Jakob Holzbauer, composer, dies at 71
  • Apr 11 Nikita I Panin, Russian earl/ambassador in Denmark, dies at 64
  • Apr 16 Christian Mayer, Czech astronomer (b. 1719)