On This Day

What Happened in April 1640

Historical Events

  • Apr 13 English Short Parliament forms (- May 5)

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Georg Mohr, Danish mathematician (d. 1697)
  • Apr 22 Mariana Alcoforado, Portuguese nun, born in Beja, Portugal (d. 1723)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 2 Matthias C Sarbiewski [Sarbievius], Polish jesuit/poet, dies at 45
  • Apr 10 Agostino Agazzari, Italian composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 10 Charlotte Flandrina van Nassau, daughter of Willem I, dies at 60