On This Day

April 1713 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • Apr 12 Dutch State-Gen signs peace with France: Netherlands loses Orange Princedom

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI issues the Pragmatic Sanction, decreeing that Habsburg possessions could be inherited by a daughter

Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles VI

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 2 Onno Zwier van Haren, Frisian poet (Fatherland), born in St. Annaparochie, Netherlands (d. 1779)
  • Apr 10 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist, born in Congleton, Cheshire, England (d. 1788)
  • Apr 12 Guillaume Thomas François Raynal, French writer, born in Lapanouse, France (d. 1796)
  • Apr 21 Louis de Noailles, Marshal of France, born in Versailles, France (d. 1793)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 17 David Hollatz, Pomeranian dogmatician (b. 1648)