On This Day

April 1707 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 25 Battle of Almansa; Franco-Spanish forces defeat British and Portuguese
  • Apr 29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)

Birthdays in History

Person of interestLeonhard Euler

Apr 15 Leonhard Euler, Swiss mathematician (Euler's Constant), born in Basel, Switzerland (d. 1783)

Mathematician Leonhard Euler
Leonhard Euler
  • Apr 22 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), born in Sharpham, Somerset, England (d. 1754)
  • Apr 26 Johannes Burman, Dutch botanist, plant author and physician, born in Amsterdam (d. 1779)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Willem Van de Velde, the Young, Dutch seascape painter, dies a 73
  • Apr 29 George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)