On This Day

What Happened in April 1668

Historical Events

Appointment of Interest

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