On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1774

  • Apr 17 Václav Tomášek, Czech pianist, composer (Eclogues), and pedagogue, born in Skuteč, Bohemia (now Czech Republic) (d. 1850)
  • Apr 21 Jean-Baptiste Biot, French physicist (Biot-Savart law), born in Paris (d. 1862)
  • Apr 26 Christian Leopold von Buch, German geologist and paleontologist, born in Stolpe an der Oder, Margraviate of Brandenburg, Prussia (d. 1853)
  • Apr 28 Francis Baily, English astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse, born in Newbury, Berkshire, England (d. 1844)