April 1736 in History

Events in History

Historic Expedition

Apr 20 French mathematician Pierre Louis Maupertuis begins Lapland expedition to measure latitude and shape of the earth, joined by fellow scientists Anders Celsius, Charles Etienne Louis Camus, Alexis Clairaut, and Pierre-Charles Le Monnier

Deaths in History

  • Apr 21 Frans Eugenius, duke/prince of Savoye, dies at 72
  • Apr 21 Prince Eugene of Savoy, French-born Austrian field marshal in the Holy Roman Empire and for the Habsburg Monarchy against the Ottomans and the French, dies at 72 [1]
  • Apr 30 Johann Albert Fabricius, German classical scholar and bibliographer, dies at 67