On This Day

What Happened in April 1672

Historical Events

  • Apr 6 France declares war on Netherlands

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Apr 29 Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 6 Andre Cardinal Destouches, composer
  • Apr 21 Johann Philipp K√§fer, German composer, born in Schney, Lichtenfels, Germany (d. 1728)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 22 Georg Stiernhielm, Swedish scholar & poet often known as "father of Swedish poetry" (Hercules), dies at 73