April 1815 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 6 British militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
  • Apr 10 Austria declares war on Kingdom of Naples

Historic CommunicationEruption of Mount Tambora

Apr 10 Mount Tambora in Dutch East Indies experiences cataclysmic eruption, one of the most powerful in history, killing around 71,000 people, causes global volcanic winter
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Birthdays in History


Person of interestOtto von Bismarck

Apr 1 Otto von Bismarck, German chancellor (1866-90) who helped unify Germany, born in Schönhausen, Prussia (d. 1898)

German Statesman Otto von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto von Bismarck
  • Apr 11 Clara Fey, German Roman Catholic Nun and the founder of the Sisters of the Poor Child Jesus, born in Aachen, Prussia (d. 1894)
  • Apr 24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), born in London (d. 1882)
  • Apr 24 James E. Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Greenville District, South Carolina (d. 1875)
  • Apr 28 Andrew Jackson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston County, Kentucky (d. 1897)
  • Apr 29 Abram Duryée, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 21 Joseph Winston, U.S. Congressman from North Carolina (b. 1746)