On This Day

April 1716 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 15 Great Northern War: Prussian troops occupy Swedish controlled German port of Wismar

Weddings in History

  • Apr 8 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Tsar Peter the Great's niece

Deaths in History

  • Apr 14 Arthur Herbert, 1st Earl of Torrington, British admiral
  • Apr 26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England, dies at 65
  • Apr 28 Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest, dies at 43