On This Day

April 1682 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 9 Robert La Salle claims lower Mississippi (Louisiana) for France

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 15 John van Huysum, Dutch painter (flowers/fruit)
  • Apr 16 John Hadley, English mathematician and inventor (octant), born in Bloomsbury, London (d. 1744)
  • Apr 22 Willem Ignatius Kerricx, Flemish architect, sculptor and painter, born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1745)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 1 Franz Egon of Fürstenberg, Bavarian Catholic archbishop (b. 1625)
  • Apr 3 Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Spanish Baroque painter (The Vision of St. Anthony), dies at about 64
  • Apr 14 Avvakum, Russian Orthodox archpriest and writer, dies at 60
  • Apr 27 Theodorus III, Tsar of Russia (1676-82), dies at 21