What Happened in April 1847

Historical Events

  • Apr 14 Persia & Ottoman Turkey sign 2nd Treaty of Erzurum
  • Apr 28 George B. Vashon becomes 1st African American to enter New York State Bar

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Gavriil Musicescu, composer
  • Apr 1 Jules-Nicolas Crevaux, French explorer (South America)
  • Apr 7 J. P. [Jens Peter] Jacobsen, Danish writer (Niels Lyhne), born in Thisted, Jutland (d. 1885)
  • Apr 9 Paolo Tosti, Italian composer, born in Ortona, Italy (d. 1916)
  • Apr 9 Francis William Davenport, English composer, born in Wilderslowe, Derby (d. 1925)
  • Apr 10 Charles Swinnerton Heap, English composer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1900)
  • Apr 10 Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian publisher (St Louis Post-Dispatch, NY World), born in Mak├│, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire (d. 1911)
  • Apr 13 Cornelis Pijnacker Hordijk, gov-gen (Neth East-Indies)
  • Apr 16 Hans Auer, Swiss-Austrian architect, born in W├Ądenswil, Switerland (d. 1906)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 23 Erik Gustaf Geijer, composer, dies at 64
  • Apr 30 Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen, dies at 75