April 1806 in history

April 1806 events chronologically

Apr 21 Action of 21 April 1806: A French frigate escapes British forces off the coast of South Africa

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1806

Apr 2 Giacomo Antonelli an Italian cardinal deacon. He was the Cardinal Secretary of State from 1848 until his death; he played a key role in Italian politics, resisting the unification of Italy and affecting Roman Catholic interests in European affairs. He was often called the "Italian Richelieu"
Apr 6 Friedrich Wilhelm Ritschl a German scholar best known as a student of Plautus.
Apr 9 Isambard Kingdom Brunel an English mechanical and civil engineer who built dockyards, the Great Western Railway, a series of steamships including the first propeller-driven transatlantic steamship and numerous important bridges and tunnels. His designs revolutionised public transport and modern engineering
Apr 10 Leonidas Polk a Confederate general in the American Civil War who was once a planter in Maury County, Tennessee, and a second cousin of President James Polk. He also served as bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Louisiana and was for that reason known as Sewanee's Fighting Bishop
Apr 11 Pierre Guillaume Frédéric le Play a French engineer, sociologist and economist.
Apr 15 Émile Souvestre a French novelist who was a native of Morlaix, Finistère.
Apr 27 Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies Queen consort of Spain and Regent of Spain.

Died in April 1806

Apr 4 Carlo Gozzi an Italian playwright.
Apr 9 William V Prince of Orange the last Stadtholder of the Dutch Republic. He went into exile to London in 1795. He was the reigning Prince of Nassau-Orange until his death in 1806. In that capacity he was succeeded by his son William
Apr 10 Horatio Gates a retired British soldier who served as an American general during the Revolutionary War. He took credit for the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga — a matter of contemporary and historical controversy — and was blamed for the defeat at the Battle of Camden. Gates has been described as "one of the Revolution's most controversial military figures" because of his role in the Conway Cabal, which attempted to discredit and replace George Washington; the battle at Saratoga; and his actions during and after his defeat at Camden
Apr 22 Pierre-Charles Villeneuve a French naval officer during the Napoleonic Wars. He was in command of the French and the Spanish fleets that were defeated by Nelson at the Battle of Trafalgar
Apr 30 Onogawa Kisaburō a sumo wrestler from Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. He was the sport's 5th yokozuna. Along with Tanikaze he was the first to be given a yokozuna licence by the House of Yoshida Tsukasa and the first to perform the dohyō-iri to promote sumo tournaments