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

Leonhard Euler

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

  • 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)