On This Day

What Happened in April 1719

Historical Events


Book releaseHistoric Publication

Apr 25 Daniel Defoe publishes "Robinson Crusoe"

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 17 Christian Gottfried Krause, German composer, born in Wińsko, Poland (d. 1770)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Jean-Baptiste de la Salle, French priest and saint of the Catholic Church, dies at 67
  • Apr 15 Johann Friedrich Treiber, German historian & composer, dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, second wife of Louis XIV of France, dies at 83
  • Apr 21 Philippe de la Hire, French mathematician and historian (b. 1640)