On This Day

What Happened in April 1680

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 9 Philippe Néricault Destouches, French dramatist and author, born in Tours, France (d. 1754)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Shivaji Bhonsle [Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj], Indian warrior and founder of the Maratha Empire, dies of fever and dysentery around the age of 52
  • Apr 17 Kateri Tekakwitha [Lily of the Mohawks], first Native American saint (b. 1656)