What Happened in April 1648

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Spanish troops and feudal barons strike down people's uprising in Naples
  • Apr 6 Construction of the Red Fort completed at Shahjahanabad, Mughal Empire (now Dehli, India)
  • Apr 12 University of Harderwijk Neth solemn opens

Historic Event

Apr 22 English army claims King Charles I responsible for bloodshed

  • Apr 29 Beginning of 18 day battle of Zhovti Vody in Ukraine - Polish King John II Casimir eventually defeated by Cossacks

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 Grinling Gibbons, Dutch-born British sculptor and woodcarver, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1721)
  • Apr 7 Ferdinand van Kessel, Flemish painter
  • Apr 7 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • Apr 9 Henri de Massue, Marquis de Ruvigny, 1st Viscount Galway, French soldier and diplomat, born in Paris (d. 1720)
  • Apr 13 Jeanne Guyon, French mystic, born in Montargis, OrlĂ©anais (d. 1717)
  • Apr 16 John Luyken, Dutch poet and etcher (Duytse Lyre), born in Amsterdam (d. 1712)
  • Apr 26 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706), born in Ribeira Palace, Lisbon (d. 1706)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 11 Matthäus Appelt, German composer, dies at 53
  • Apr 22 Catharina Belgian van Nassau, daughter of Willem, dies at 69
  • Apr 26 Christophe Thomas Walliser, French composer, dies at 79