April 1707 in history

April 1707 events chronologically

Apr 25 The Habsburg army is defeated by Bourbon army at Almansa (Spain) in the War of the Spanish Succession

Born in April 1707

Apr 4 Hans Karl von Winterfeldt born at Vanselow Castle in Swedish Pomerania, he was Lord of several estates. His education was imperfect, and in later life he always regretted his want of familiarity with the French language. He entered the cuirassier regiment of his uncle, Major-General von Winterfeld until 1720, and was promoted cornet after two years service. But he was fortunate enough, by his stature and soldierly bearing, to attract the notice of Frederick William I, who transferred him to the so-called giant regiment of grenadiers as a lieutenant. Before long he became a personal aide-de-camp to the king, and in 1732 he was sent with a party of selected non-commissioned officers to assist in the organization of the Russian army
Apr 10 John Pringle a Scottish physician who has been called the "father of military medicine".
Apr 10 Michel Corrette a French organist, composer and author of musical method books.
Apr 15 Leonhard Euler a pioneering Swiss mathematician and physicist. He made important discoveries in fields as diverse as infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. He also introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation, particularly for mathematical analysis, such as the notion of a mathematical function. He is also renowned for his work in mechanics, fluid dynamics, optics, astronomy, and music theory
Apr 22 Henry Fielding an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel Tom Jones.
Apr 26 Johannes Burman a Dutch botanist and physician. Burman specialized in plants from Ceylon, Amboina and Cape Colony. The name Pelargonium was introduced by Johannes Burman

Died in April 1707

Apr 2 Gérard Edelinck a copper-plate engraver and print publisher of Flemish origin, who worked in Paris from 1666 and became a naturalized French citizen in 1675.
Apr 6 Willem van de Velde the Younger a Dutch marine painter.
Apr 24 Bernard Desjean Baron de Pointis a French admiral and privateer.
Apr 26 Johann Christoph Denner attributed.
Apr 28 Christian Duke of Saxe-Eisenberg a duke of Saxe-Eisenberg.
Apr 29 George Farquhar an Irish dramatist. He is noted for his contributions to late Restoration comedy, particularly for his plays The Recruiting Officer and The Beaux' Stratagem