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April 1801 in History

Events in History


DenmarkBattle of Copenhagen

Apr 2 Napoleonic Wars: The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet in the naval Battle of Copenhagen
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Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen
Nelson’s line anchored and in action against the Danish line, which lies between him and Copenhagen
  • Apr 8 Soldiers riot in Bucharest, kill 128 Jews
  • Apr 11 Johann von Schiller's "Die Jungfrau von Orleans" premieres in Leipzig

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 7 Henry Eagle, Commander (Union Navy), (d. 1882)
  • Apr 11 Claude Tillier, French journalist and writer (My Uncle Benjamin), born in Clamecy, Nièvre, France (d. 1844)
  • Apr 12 Henry de Cock, Dutch reformed vicar and secession leader, born in Veendam, Groningen, the Netherlands (d. 1842)
  • Apr 19 Gustav Fechner, German philosopher and physicist (Weber–Fechner law), born in Żarki Wielkie, Poland (d. 1887)
  • Apr 26 Ambrose Dudley Mann, American diplomat, born in Hanover Courthouse, Virginia (d. 1889)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Thomas Dadford Junior, British canal engineer (b. circa 1761)
  • Apr 7 Noël François de Wailly, French lexicographer, dies at 76