On This Day

What Happened in April 1626

Historical Events

  • Apr 25 Battle at the Dessau bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein beats Ernst von Mansfeld

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Jan van Kessel, Flemish painter, born in Antwerp (d. 1679)
  • Apr 12 Paul Hainlein, German composer, born in Nuremberg (d. 1686)
  • Apr 13 Aert Jansse van Nes, Dutch naval commander, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1693)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFrancis Bacon

Apr 9 Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • Apr 11 Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)