What Happened in April 1805

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Historical Events


Music releaseMusic Premiere

Apr 7 Premiere of Beethoven's "Eroica" (conducted by himself)

  • Apr 27 US Marines attack shores of Tripoli

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 2 Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author of 150 fairy tales (The Ugly Duckling, The Snow Queen), born in Odense, Denmark (d. 1875)

  • Apr 7 Francis Wilkinson Pickens, (Gov-SC, Confederacy), (d. 1869)
  • Apr 30 William Kerley Strong, Brigadier General (Union volunteers), (d. 1867)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Lorenz Justinian Ott, composer, dies at 56
  • Apr 26 Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55