On This Day

What Happened in April 1799

Historical Events

Battle of Interest

Apr 16 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre

  • Apr 20 Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod" premieres in Weimar

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 5 Vincenzo Fioravanti, Italian composer, born in Rome (d. 1877)
  • Apr 12 Henri Druey, Swiss politician and a founding father of constitutional democracy in Switzerland, born in Faoug, Switzerland (d. 1855)
  • Apr 13 Ludwig Rellstab, German music theorist, born in Berlin (d. 1860)
  • Apr 13 Joseph Rastrelli, German composer, born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1842)
  • Apr 22 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)

Famous Weddings

Henry Clay

Apr 11 Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Narciso Casanovas, composer, dies at 52
  • Apr 17 Richard Jupp, English architect (East India House) (b. 1728)
  • Apr 19 Pieter Hellendaal, Dutch violinist, organist, and composer (Glees), dies at 78
  • Apr 28 Francois Giroust, French composer, dies at 62