April 1812 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 5 British storm Badajoz fortress in Extremadura, Spain, held by French & Spanish
  • Apr 30 (Eastern) Louisiana admitted as 18th US state

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 3 Louisa Maria, Queen of Belgium (1832-50), Wife of Leopold I), born in Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France (d. 1850)
  • Apr 6 Aaron Bernstein, writer
  • Apr 6 Alexander Herzen, Russian writer (d. 1870)
  • Apr 9 Randolph Barnes Marcy, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • Apr 15 Pierre-Etienne-Theodore Rousseau, painter
  • Apr 22 Solomon Caesar Malan, British orientalist (d. 1894)
  • Apr 26 Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant
  • Apr 27 William W. Snow, American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1851-53), born in Heath, Massachusetts (d. 1886)
  • Apr 28 Daniel Henry Rucker, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Belleville, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • Apr 30 Kaspar Hauser, German son of grand duke Karel van Bathe

Deaths in History

  • Apr 2 Louise of Orléans, Daughter of King Louis XV and Queen of Belgium, dies at 38
  • Apr 11 Gottlieb Schick, German painter (Opfer Noachs), dies at 35
  • Apr 20 George Clinton, American soldier and 4th Vice President (1805-12), dies at 73 and 1st Vice President to die in office