On This Day

What Happened in April 1716

Historical Events

  • Apr 15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 4 John Evangelist Schreiber, composer
  • Apr 9 Johann Georg Zechner, Austrian composer, born in Gleisdorf, Austria (d. 1778)
  • Apr 12 Felice Giardini, Italian composer, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1796)

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 8 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • Apr 26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England, dies at 65
  • Apr 28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest, dies at 43