What Happened in April 1806

Historical Events

  • Apr 5 Isaac Quintard patents apple cider

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Giacomo Antonelli, Italian cardinal and assistant secretary of state of Pius IX, born in Sonnino, Italy (d. 1876)
  • Apr 3 Ivan Kireyevsky, Russian literary critic and philosopher, born in Moscow (d. 1856)

Person of interestIsambard Kingdom Brunel

Apr 9 Isambard Kingdom Brunel, British engineer (SS Great Britain, Great Western Railway), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 1859)

  • Apr 10 Leonidas Polk, Lt. Gen. (Confederate Army), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • Apr 18 Ludwig Schuberth, composer
  • Apr 21 Peter van Schendel, Dutch painter
  • Apr 26 Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer
  • Apr 27 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies, Queen of Spain (1829-33), born in Palermo, Italy (d. 1878)
  • Apr 29 Earnest Freiherr von Feuchtersleben, Austrian physician/philosopher

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 4 Friedrich Gottlob Fleischer, composer, dies at 84
  • Apr 9 William V of Orange, Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic, dies at 58

Person of interestHoratio Gates

Apr 10 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), dies at 78

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • Apr 13 Jean-Jacques Bachelier, French painter, dies at about 82
  • Apr 22 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve, French admiral (stabbed) (b. 1763)