On This Day

What Happened in April 1707

Historical Events

  • Apr 25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • Apr 29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestLeonhard Euler

Apr 15 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1783)

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler
  • Apr 22 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), born in Sharpham, Somerset, England (d. 1754)
  • Apr 26 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 6 Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies at 73
  • Apr 20 Johann Christoph Denner, German musician and inventor (clarinet), dies at 51
  • Apr 29 George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)