April 1721 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Apr 3 Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 11 David Zeisberger, Moravian clergyman and missionary, born in Zauchtenthal, Moravia (d. 1808)
  • Apr 14 William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English army leader, born in London (d. 1765)

Roger ShermanRoger Sherman (1721-1793)

Apr 19 American lawyer and Founding Father of the United States (Declaration of Independence, Constitution), born in Newton, Massachusetts


Deaths in History

  • Apr 14 Michel Chamillart, French statesman (b. 1652)

Mary ReadMary Read (1685-1721)

Apr 28 English pirate who operated in the Caribbean, dies of a violent fever while in prison and likely still pregnant aged 36