What Happened in April 1814

Historical Events

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Apr 4 Napoleon abdicates for the first time in favour of his son

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Apr 5 Netherlands Bank issues its 1st banknotes
  • Apr 9 Elias Canneman (L) resigns as minister of Finance of the Netherlands
  • Apr 11 Napoleon abdicates unconditionally; he is exiled to Elba

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Apr 26 King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 2 Henry Lewis "Old Rock" Benning, Brigadier General (Confederate Army
  • Apr 2 Erastus Brigham Bigelow, American inventor (d. 1879)
  • Apr 3 Lorenzo Snow, 5th president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the LDS or Mormon Church) (d. 1901)
  • Apr 4 John Blair Smith Todd, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1872)
  • Apr 15 John Lothrop Motley, American historian/author (Rise of Dutch Rep)
  • Apr 19 Louis Amédée Achard, French novelist (d. 1875)
  • Apr 21 Beni Egressy, composer
  • Apr 24 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England" (d. 1906)
  • Apr 24 Vincente F Lopez, Argentina historian (La Novia del Hereje)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 1 Jozef de Ferraris, French/Austrian general/cartographer, dies at 87
  • Apr 12 Charles Burney, English music historian (b. 1726)