On This Day

What Happened in April 1626

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 25 Battle of Dessau Bridge: Albrecht von Wallenstein at head of Holy Roman Empire forces defeats Danish attempt led by Ernst von Mansfeld's to cross Elbe River (Thirty Years' War)

General and Nobleman Albrecht von Wallenstein
General and Nobleman
Albrecht von Wallenstein

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)