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Historical Events In April - 26

Saturday, 08 May 2021

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

1711  On April - 26 david Hume, English empiricist/philosopher (Treatise of Human Nature)  

1718  Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy) on April - 26.  

1721  On April - 26 smallpox vaccination 1st administrated  

1726  Pasquale Paoli, Corsican freedom fighter on this day in history.  

1726  Jeremy Collier, Engl bishop/historian/opponent to theater, dies at 75 on this day in history.  

1731  On this day in history daniel Defoe, English author (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70  

1755  On April - 26 1st Russian university opens (Moscow)  

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

1777  On April - 26 sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia  

1782  On April - 26 maria Amalia of Bourbon-Sicily, wife of Louis Phillip of Austria  

1785  The birth of John James Audubon, American naturalist painter on April - 26.  

1785  John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist on April - 26.  

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

1787  Ludwig Uhland, writer on April - 26.  

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

1796  Auguste-Matthieu Panseron, composer on April - 26.  

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

1798  Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal) on this day in history.  

1803  Meteorites fall in L'Aigle, France on this day in history.  

1805  Jean BG d'ansse the Villoison, classic (Anecdota Graeca), dies at 55 on April - 26.  

1806  On April - 26 ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer  

1808  Martha Finley, children's book author on April - 26.  

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

1814  On this day in history king Louis XVIII lands on Calais, from England  

1819  Odd Fellows Lodge established on this day in history.  

1819  On this day in history odd Fellows Lodge forms  

1820  On this day in history alice Cary, Cincinnati, American poet (Cincinnati Sentinel)  

1822  The birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, American architect on April - 26.  

1822  On April - 26 frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park)  

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

1827  Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90 on April - 26.  

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

1834  Artemus Ward, (Charles Farrar Browne), humorist on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 26

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1319  Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64) was born on this day in history.  

1538  On this day in history birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)  

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

1567  On April - 26 birth of nicolas Forme, composer  

1573  Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on April - 26.  

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)  

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Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on April - 26.  

1192  Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on this day in history.  

1196  On this day in history alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

1444  On this day in history robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65  

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

1478  Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on April - 26.  

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

1558  On this day in history jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies  

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