On This Day

What Happened in April 1748

Historical Events


Historic DiscoveryRuins of Pompeii

Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre
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The ruins of Pompeii, still standing after over 2000 years
The ruins of Pompeii, still standing after over 2000 years
  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Georg Wenzel Ritter, composer
  • Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), born in Lyon, France (d. 1836)
  • Apr 20 Georg Michael Telemann, German composer, born in Plön, Germany (d. 1831)
  • Apr 20 Guillaume Albert Teniers, Flemish composer, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1820)
  • Apr 27 Adamántios Koraïs, Greek humanist scholar, born in Smyrna, Anatolia (d. 1833)
  • Apr 28 Lorenz Justinian Ott, German composer, born in Dietfurt, Germany (d. 1805)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies