What Happened in April 1769

Historical Events

  • Apr 22 Madame du Barry becomes King Louis XV's "official" mistress

1stHistoric Invention

Apr 29 Scottish engineer James Watt's patent for a steam engine with a separate condenser enrolled (Patent 913)

Inventor, Engineer and Chemist James Watt
Inventor, Engineer and Chemist
James Watt

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 3 Christian G√ľnther von Bernstorff, Danish and Prussian statesman and diplomat (d. 1835)
  • Apr 11 Johann Georg Lickl, composer
  • Apr 12 Giovanni Agostino Perotti, composer
  • Apr 13 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)
  • Apr 25 Mark Isambard Brunel, engineer/inventor

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Gerhard Tersteegen, German evangelist/poet (in blood), dies at 71
  • Apr 20 Pontiac, Ottawa Indian leader, murdered by a Peoria warrior at 48 or 49