On This Day

What Happened in April 1694

Historical Events

  • Apr 27 Frederik August I "the Strong" becomes monarch of Saksen

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Coelestin Praelisauer, German organist, composer, and monk, baptized in Kötzting, Electorate of Bavaria (now Bad Kötzting, Germany) (d. 1745)
  • Apr 25 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, born in London (d. 1753)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Ferdinand van Apshoven de Jongere, Flemish painter, buried at 64
  • Apr 27 Johan Georg IV, Elector of Saxony (1691-94), dies at 25