**Henry Clay**

Apr 12 Henry Clay, American politician known as "the Great Compromiser", born in Hanover County, Virginia (d. 1852)

- Apr 18 Ignac Ruzitska, Austrian composer, born in Bazin, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1833)

**Carl Friedrich Gauss**

Apr 30 Carl Friedrich Gauss, German mathematician considered one of the greatest of all time (Gaussian distribution, fundamental theorem of algebra), born in Brunswick, Germany (d. 1855)