What Happened in April 1723

Historical Events

  • Apr 23 Cornelis Steenoven elected archbishop of Utrecht

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 14 John Wainwright, English composer and organist (d. 1768)
  • Apr 20 Cornelius Harnett, American delegate to the Continental Congress, born in Edenton, Chowan County, North Carolina (d. 1781)
  • Apr 25 Giovanni Marco Rutini, Italian composer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1797)
  • Apr 30 Mathurin Jacques Brisson, French zoologist and naturalist (Ornithologie), born in Fontenay-le-Comte (d. 1806)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 5 J Fischer von Erlach, Austrian architect (Hofburg, Vienna), dies at 66
  • Apr 11 John Robinson, English diplomat and prelate, dies at 72