On This Day

What Happened on April 7, 1652

Historical Events

  • Dutch establish settlement at Cape Town, South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Clement XII [Lorenzo Corsini], Italian Pope (1730-40) who despite ill health and total blindness (1732) unsuccessfully stemmed decline of papal influence, born in Florence (d. 1740)
1652 Highlights

About April 7, 1652

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 368 years, 7 months and 24 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Aries