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April 1668 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 13 John Dryden (36) appointed first English poet laureate by Charles II

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 14 Magnus Julius De la Gardie, Swedish General and statesman, born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 1741)
  • Apr 20 Yuri Troubetzkoy, Governor of Belgorod (d. 1739)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)