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Deaths in History in April 1817

  • Apr 2 Johann Heinrich Jung, German author (Heinrich Stillings Leben), dies at 76
  • Apr 4 André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli, Prince d'Essing and Marshal of France (b. 1758)

Person of interestCharles Messier

Apr 12 Charles Messier, French astronomer (cataloguer of "M objects"), dies at 86

Astronomer Charles Messier
Astronomer
Charles Messier