On This Day

Famous People Born in April 1783

Person of interestWashington Irving

Apr 3 Washington Irving, American writer (Legend of Sleepy Hollow), born in NYC, New York (d. 1859)

  • Apr 8 John Claudius Loudon, Scottish horticulturist, born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1843)
  • Apr 10 Hortense de Beauharnais, French Queen of Holland (1806-10), born in Paris (d. 1837)
  • Apr 29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1856)