On This Day

What Happened in April 1668

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 14 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • Apr 20 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)