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April 1722 in History

Events in History


Historic DiscoveryEaster Island Moai

Apr 5 Dutch navigator Jacob Roggeveen discovers Easter Island / Rapa Nui in the southeastern Pacific

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  • Apr 22 19 VOC "komplotteurs" in Batavia executed

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), born in Shipbourne, England (d. 1771)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 13 Charles Leslie, Irish Anglican priest, dies at 71
  • Apr 14 Pieter Erberveld, German-Thai merchant on Java, Indonesia. He was accused of plotting a rebellion with the Javanese, tortured and executed at around 62
  • Apr 21 Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Colonial Virginia (b. 1673)