April 1755 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 2 Commodore William James captures the pirate fortress of Suvarnadurg on west coast of India.
  • Apr 15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London.
  • Apr 26 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, French lawyer (Fisiologia del Gusto)
  • Apr 10 Samuel Hahnemann, German physician/originator of homeopathy
  • Apr 11 James Parkinson, English physician geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (d. 1824)
  • Apr 16 √Člisabeth-Louise Vig√©e Le Brun, French painter (d. 1842)
  • Apr 27 Marc-Antoine Parseval, French mathematician (d. 1836)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)