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Historical Events In April - 26

Thursday, 04 March 2021

1709  On April - 26 frisian viceroy Johan Willem Friso marries countess Maria Louisa  

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

1718  Esek Hopkins, US, 1st commander-in-chief (US Navy) on this day in history.  

1721  On April - 26 smallpox vaccination 1st administrated  

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

1726  On April - 26 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 April - 26.  

1776  On this day in history joan M Kemper, Dutch lawyer (designed civil code law book)  

1777  Sybil Ludington, 16, rode from NY to Ct rallying her fathers militia on this day in history.  

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 this day in history.  

1785  John James Audubon, Haiti, bird watcher/artist on this day in history.  

1785  Karl Siegmund von Seckendorff, composer, dies at 40 on this day in history.  

1787  On April - 26 ludwig Uhland, writer  

1789  On April - 26 peter I Panin, Russian general (Pugatshov-uprising), dies at about 67  

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

1798  The birth of Eugene Delacroix, French artist on this day in history.  

1798  Ferdinand Eugene Delacroix, French painter/lithograph/etcher (Journal) on April - 26.  

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 this day in history.  

1806  Ludwig Friedrich Hetsch, composer on April - 26.  

1808  On April - 26 martha Finley, children's book author  

1812  Alfred Krupp, German arms merchant on this day in history.  

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

1819  On April - 26 odd Fellows Lodge established  

1819  Odd Fellows Lodge forms on this day in history.  

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  Frederick Law Olmsted, architect/writer (designed Central Park) on April - 26.  

1827  On this day in history charles Edward Hovey, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1827  Bernardo Ottani, composer, dies at 90 on this day in history.  

1828  Russia declares war on Turkey to support Greece's independence on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)  

1538  Giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato) was born on April - 26.  

1564  On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)  

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

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

1603  On this day in history birth of francesco Nigetti, composer  

1637  On this day in history birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized  

1648  Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on this day in history.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 26

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0757  On April - 26 stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies  

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

1196  On April - 26 alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies  

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

1476  On April - 26 death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)  

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

1489  Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.  

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

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