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Historical Events in April 1772

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Apr 6 Catherine the Great Empress of Russia, ends tax on men with beards, enacted by Tsar Peter the Great in 1698

Empress of Russia Catherine the Great
Empress of Russia
Catherine the Great
Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great

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Apr 9 Philosopher and mathematician Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert becomes permanent secretary of the French Academy of Sciences

Enlightenment Philosopher Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
Enlightenment Philosopher
Jean-Baptiste Le Rond d'Alembert
  • Apr 30 John Clais patents 1st scale