On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1792

  • Apr 3 George Pocock, British admiral (b. 1706)
  • Apr 4 James Sykes, American politician (b. 1725)
  • Apr 14 Maximilian Hell, Slovakian astronomer (b. 1720)


Apr 21 Tiradentes, Brazilian revolutionary and independence fighter (InconfidĂȘncia Mineira) considered a national hero, hanged, drawn and quartered in Rio de Janeiro at 45

  • Apr 23 Karl Friedrich Bahrdt, German theologian and adventurer, dies at 50
  • Apr 25 Johann Friedrich Gottlieb Beckmann, German composer, dies at 54
  • Apr 25 Nicolas J Pelletier, French highwayman, 1st person guillotined
  • Apr 30 Hans Adolf Friedrich von Eschstruth, composer, dies at 36
  • Apr 30 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, dies at 73