What Happened in April 1843

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

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], composer
  • Apr 14 Gustave Leon Huberti, composer
  • Apr 15 Carl Eilhardt, composer
  • Apr 15 Henry James, American/British author (Turn of the Screw, Bostonians), (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