April 1796 in history

April 1796 events chronologically

Apr 4 Georges Cuvier delivers his first paleontological lecture at École Centrale du Pantheon of the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle on living and fossil remains of elephants and related species, founding the science of Paleontology
Apr 13 The first elephant ever seen in the United States arrives from India
Apr 28 The Armistice of Cherasco is signed by Napoleon Bonaparte and Vittorio Amedeo III, the King of Sardinia, expanding French territory along the Mediterranean coast

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1796

Apr 12 George N. Briggs an American lawyer and politician from Massachusetts. A Whig, Briggs served for twelve years in the United States House of Representatives, and served seven one-year terms as the 19th Governor of Massachusetts, from 1844 to 1851
Apr 14 Benjamin Bonneville a French-born officer in the United States Army, fur trapper, and explorer in the American West. He is noted for his expeditions to the Oregon Country and the Great Basin, and in particular for blazing portions of the Oregon Trail
Apr 20 Francis Baring 1st Baron Northbrook a British Whig politician who served in the governments of Lord Melbourne and Lord John Russell.
Apr 24 Karl Leberecht Immermann a German dramatist, novelist and a poet.
Apr 26 Auguste Mathieu Panseron a French composer and voice teacher.
Apr 27 Johann F. C. Hessel a German physician and professor of mineralogy at the University of Marburg.
Apr 30 Adolphe Crémieux a French-Jewish lawyer and statesman and staunch defender of the human rights of the Jews of France.

Died in April 1796

Apr 2 Ulrika Pasch a Swedish painter and miniaturist. She was one of few female artists known in Scandinavia before the 19th century. Pasch was a self-supporting professional artist and the first female member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts. She was made a member in 1773, the year the academy was founded
Apr 5 Louis des Balbes de Berton de Crillon duc de Mahon the 4th Duke of Crillon and 1st Duke of Mahon. He became a soldier at the age of 16 and served with distinction in the French army before transferring to the army of Spain, which was allied with France for much of the 18th century. By the end of his life he had risen to the highest military rank in Spain and it was said that he had served in 68 engagements. His most famous achievement was the successful invasion of Minorca in 1781, in which he defeated a British garrison and returned the island to Spain, although his efforts the following year to recapture Gibraltar from the British were a notable failure
Apr 9 Frederick Albert Prince of Anhalt-Bernburg a German prince of the House of Ascania and Reigning prince of the principality of Anhalt-Bernburg from 1765 to 1796.
Apr 18 Johan Wilcke a Swedish physicist.
Apr 23 Theodor Gottlieb von Hippel the Elder a German satirical and humorous writer.
Apr 26 Paul Dietrich Giseke a German botanist, physician, teacher and librarian.