What Happened in April 1809

Historical Events

  • Apr 18 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 20 Napoleon I and French forces defeat Austria at Battle of Abensberg, Bavaria

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Willem Ruys J Dz, Dutch ship owner
  • Apr 4 Benjamin Pierce, US mathematician/astronomer
  • Apr 14 George W Vreede, Dutch lawyer/politician
  • Apr 15 Hermann Gunther Grassmann, mathematician
  • Apr 17 Philip St George Cocke, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • Apr 20 John Smith Preston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • Apr 21 Robert Mercer Taliaferro Hunter, Secy State (Confederacy)
  • Apr 23 Eugene-Prosper Prevost, composer
  • Apr 28 Conradus Leemans, Dutch archaeologist