On This Day

What Happened in April 1679

Historical Events


Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Apr 3 Edmond Halley meets Johannes Hevelius in Danzig

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 17 John van Kessel, Flemish painter, dies at 53
  • Apr 18 Christian Hoffmann von Hoffmannswaldau, German poet, dies at 62