What Happened in April 1661

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)