Historical Events in April 1783

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Apr 2 William Cavendish-Bentinck becomes Prime Minister of Great Britain after an opposition coalition of Henry Fox and Frederick North forces William Petty to resign

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister William Petty
British Prime Minister
William Petty
  • 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.