On This Day

What Happened in April 1695

Historical Events

  • Apr 30 William Congreve's Restoration comedy "Love for Love" premieres in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 8 Johann Christian Gunther, German poet, born in Striegau, Silesia (d. 1723)
  • Apr 10 Balthazar Huydecoper, Dutch translator and historian, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 1778)
  • Apr 12 Caspar Burman, Dutch historian and Mayor of Utrecht, born in Utrecht, Netherlands (d. 1755)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Melchior de Hondecoeter, Dutch still life painter, dies at about 58
  • Apr 5 George Savile, 1st marquis of Halifax and author (Character of a Trimmer), dies at 61
  • Apr 13 Jean de la Fontaine, French poet (Fables), dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Georg Caspar Weckler, German Baroque organist and composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 23 Henry Vaughan, English poet (Silex Scintillans), dies at 72
  • Apr 27 Juana InĂ©s de la Cruz, Mexican philosopher & poet, and nun, dies at 44

John Trenchard

Apr 27 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, dies at 46