April 1885 in History

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones
  • Apr 3 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
  • Apr 3 Bud Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1954)
  • Apr 13 Pieter S Gerbrandy, Dutch lawyer/premier in London (1940-45)
  • Apr 13 Georg Luk√°cs, Hungarian-born philosopher and literary critic (d. 1971)
  • Apr 15 Tadeusz Kutrzeba, Polish general (d. 1947)
  • Apr 17 Karen Blixen-Finecke, [pen name Isak Dinesen], Danish writer (Out of Africa)
  • Apr 29 Egon E Kisch, Czech writer/journalist (Rasende Reporter)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 29 Novelist Edith Wharton (23) weds Edward Robbins Wharton (35)

Pulitzer prize winning novelist Edith Wharton
Pulitzer prize winning novelist
Edith Wharton

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Carl Theodor Ernst von Siebold, German physiologist (b. 1804)
  • Apr 10 John H Scholten, theologist (Free Want), dies at 73
  • Apr 30 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), dies of tuberculosis at 38