On This Day

What Happened in April 1741

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 War of the Austrian Succession: Prussia defeats Austria in the Battle of Mollwitz
  • Apr 13 Dutch people protest poor quality of bread
  • Apr 13 Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich, England

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 10 Basílio da Gama, Portuguese poet (O Uraguai), born in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Colony of Brazil (d. 1795)
  • Apr 14 Emperor Momozono, 116th Emperor of Japan, born in Kyoto, Japan (d. 1762)
  • Apr 15 Charles Willson Peale, American painter remembered for his portraits of leading figures of the American Revolution (George Washington), born in Chester, Province of Maryland (d. 1827)
  • Apr 17 Johann Gottlieb Naumann, German composer, born in Blasewitz, Dresden, Germany (d. 1801)
  • Apr 17 Samuel Chase, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), born in Somerset County, Maryland (d. 1811)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 28 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish general & statesman, dies at 73