On This Day

What Happened in April 1626

Historical Events

Victory 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)

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

Francis Bacon

Apr 9 Francis Bacon [Lord Verulam], English statesman, Lord Chancellor (1617-21) and philosopher (Novum Organum), dies from pneumonia at 65

  • Apr 11 Marin Getaldić, Croatian mathematician (b. 1568)