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April 1697 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 15 Charles XII succeeds Charles XI as King of Sweden

King of Sweden Charles XII
King of Sweden
Charles XII

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Antoine François Prévost, French author and novelist (d. 1763)
  • Apr 23 George Anson, 1st Baron Anson, British Royal Navy officer, born in Staffordshire, England (d. 1762)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 5 Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97), dies at 41
  • Apr 8 Niels Juel, Danish-Norwegian admiral, dies at 68