On This Day

April 1799 in History

Events in History

BattleBattle of Interest

Apr 16 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Mount Tabor - Napoleon drives Ottoman Turks across the River Jordan near Acre

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Apr 20 Friedrich von Schiller's "Wallensteins Tod" premieres in Weimar

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 12 Henri Druey, Swiss politician and a founding father of constitutional democracy in Switzerland, born in Faoug, Switzerland (d. 1855)
  • Apr 22 Jean Léonard Marie Poiseuille, French physician and physiologist (blood pressure), born in Paris (d. 1869)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

Apr 11 Politician Henry Clay (21) weds Lucretia Hart in Lexington, Kentucky

Legislator and Orator Henry Clay
Legislator and Orator
Henry Clay

Deaths in History

  • Apr 17 Richard Jupp, English architect (East India House) (b. 1728)