What Happened in April 1736

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Apr 20 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins Lapland expedition to measure latitude and shape of the earth, joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 8 Pedro Vaz Rego, Portuguese composer, dies at 63
  • Apr 21 Frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye, dies at 72
  • Apr 24 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian general (b. 1663)
  • Apr 30 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, dies at 67