On This Day

What Happened in April 1807

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Fredrik Cygnaeus, Finnish poet/literature critic
  • Apr 20 (Louis) "Aloysius" Bertrand, French poet (Gaspard de la Nuit - Gaspard of the Night), and playwright, born in Ceva, Piedmont, France (now in Italy) (d. 1841)
  • Apr 24 Charles Ferguson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Louis Fran├žois Chambray, French composer, dies at 69
  • Apr 1 Vaclav Josef Bartolomej Praupner, composer, dies at 61
  • Apr 4 Joseph Jerome Le Francais de Lalande, French astronomer, dies a 74
  • Apr 9 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • Apr 13 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily, Holy Roman Empire Empress, dies at 34