On This Day

What Happened in April 1686

Historical Events

  • Apr 4 English King James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 9 James Craggs the Younger, English politician, born in Westminster, London (d. 1721)
  • Apr 19 Vasily Tatishchev, Russian statesman, born in Pskov, Russia (d. 1750)
  • Apr 28 Michael Brokoff, Czech sculptor, born in Klášterec nad Ohří, Czech Republic (d. 1721)
  • Apr 29 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman, dies at 71
  • Apr 19 Antonio de Solís y Ribadeneyra, Spanish writer (b. 1610)