What Happened in April 1661

Historical Events


CrownRoyal Coronation

Apr 23 English king Charles II crowned in London

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • Apr 29 Chinese Ming dynasty occupies Taiwan
  • Apr 30 Tsjeng Tsj'eng-Kung begins siege of Dutch fort Zeelandia, Formosa

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 11 Antoine Coypel, French painter and poet, born in Paris (d. 1722)
  • Apr 16 Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, English poet and statesman, born in Horton, Northamptonshire, England (d. 1715)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Alexander Leslie, 1st Earl of Leven, Scottish soldier (b. circa 1580)
  • Apr 6 John Webster, colonial Governor of Connecticut (Fundamental Orders of Connecticut), dies at about 71
  • Apr 7 William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician, dies at 56