What Happened in April 1748

Historical Events

Ruins of Pompeii

Apr 1 Ruins of Pompeii rediscovered by Spaniard Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre

  • Apr 30 Ceasefire at Aken ends

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 7 Georg Wenzel Ritter, German bassoonist, composer, and friend of Wolfgang Mozart, born in Mannheim, Electorate of the Palatinate, Holy Roman Empire (now Germany) (d. 1808)
  • Apr 12 Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, French botanist (Classification of flowering plants), born in Lyon, France (d. 1836)
  • Apr 13 Joseph Bramah, British inventor and locksmith who invented the beer pump, born in Stainborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 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)
Born in 1748

Famous Deaths

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