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Historical Events In April - 26

Monday, 16 May 2022

1709  Frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa on April - 26.  

1711  On this day in history david Hume, English empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)  

1718  On this day in history esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy)  

1721  Smallpox vaccination 1st administrated on this day in history.  

1726  On this day in history pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter  

1726  On this day in history jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75  

1731  Daniel Defoe, English author (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70 on this day in history.  

1755  1st Russian university opens (Moscow) on this day in history.  

1776  Joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book) on April - 26.  

1777  Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia on April - 26.  

1782  On this day in history maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria  

1785  On April - 26 the birth of John James Audubon, American naturalist painter  

1785  On April - 26 john James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist  

1785  On this day in history karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40  

1787  On this day in history ludwig Uhland, writer  

1789  Peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67 on April - 26.  

1796  On this day in history auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer  

1798  On April - 26 the birth of Eugene Delacroix, French artist  

1798  On April - 26 ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal)  

1803  Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France on April - 26.  

1805  On this day in history jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55  

1806  Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer on April - 26.  

1808  On this day in history martha Finley, children's book author  

1812  Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant on April - 26.  

1814  King Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England on this day in history.  

1819  Odd Fellows Lodge established on this day in history.  

1819  Odd Fellows Lodge forms on April - 26.  

1820  On April - 26 alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)  

1822  The birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, American architect on this day in history.  

1822  On this day in history frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park)  

1827  On April - 26 charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1827  On this day in history bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90  

1828  On April - 26 russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence  

1834  Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist on April - 26.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  On April - 26 birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

1538  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on this day in history.  

1564  William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on this day in history.  

1567  On this day in history birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  On this day in history birth of marie de'Medici, Queen of France  

1603  Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on this day in history.  

1637  Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.  

1648  On April - 26 birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)  

Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on this day in history.  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on April - 26.  

1196  Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on this day in history.  

1444  Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on April - 26.  

1476  Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on this day in history.  

1478  On this day in history death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24  

1489  On April - 26 death of ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465)  

1558  On April - 26 jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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