What Happened in April 1843

Historical Events


AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Apr 6 William Wordsworth is appointed British Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria

Poet William Wordsworth
Poet
William Wordsworth
Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria


Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Ludwig Enneccerus, German jurist
  • Apr 4 Hans Richter, Austrian-Hungarian composer, born in Raab, Kingdom of Hungary, Austro-Hungarian Empire (d. 1916)
  • Apr 8 Asger Hamerik [Hammerich], Danish composer, born in Frederiksberg, Denmark (d. 1923)
  • Apr 14 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1910)
  • Apr 15 Carl Eilhardt, German composer and conductor, born in Erfurt, Germany (d. 1911)
  • Apr 15 Henry James, American-British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), born in NYC, New York (d. 1916)
  • Apr 25 Princess Alice of the United Kingdom, Grand Duchess of Hesse, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1878)

Famous Weddings

  • Apr 23 Samuel Gridley Howe, American physician and educator, marries Julia Ward, American poet and author

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 14 Joseph Franz Karl Lanner, Austrian composer/violist, dies at 42
  • Apr 17 Samuel Morey, American inventor (b. 1762)
  • Apr 28 William Wallace, Scottish mathematician (rights of Wallace), dies