What Happened in April 1784

Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 29 Premiere of Mozart's Sonata in B flat, K454 (Vienna)

Classical Musician and Composer Wolfang Amadeus Mozart
Classical Musician and Composer
Wolfang Amadeus Mozart

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Louis [Ludwig] Spohr, Germany, violin virtuoso/composer (Faust)
  • Apr 13 Cornelis Smit, Dutch ship builder
  • Apr 13 Friedrich Graf von Wrangel, Prussian field marshal (d. 1877)
  • Apr 24 Peter Vivian Daniel, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1860)
  • Apr 29 Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Pierre Leclair, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 4 Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies
  • Apr 10 Simon Fokke, book illustrator, dies at 71
  • Apr 26 Nano Nagle, Irish convent founder (b. 1718)
  • Apr 30 Franz K earl von Velbruck, German free mason, dies