April 1807 in history

April 1807 events chronologically

Apr 18 The Harwich ferry disaster occurred near the North Sea port of Harwich on the Essex coast (England) in which 60-90 people drowned during the capsizing of a small ferry boat

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1807

Apr 2 John Mitchell Kemble the eldest son of Charles Kemble the actor and Maria Theresa Kemble. He is notable for his major contribution to the history of the Anglo-Saxons and philology of the Old English language
Apr 3 Jane Digby an English aristocrat who lived a scandalous life of romantic adventure, spanning decades and two continents. She had four husbands and many lovers, including King Ludwig I of Bavaria, his son King Otto of Greece, statesman Felix Schwarzenberg, and a Greek brigand general. She died in Damascus, Syria as the wife of Arab Sheikh Medjuel el Mezrab, who was 20 years her junior
Apr 8 Karol Libelt a Polish philosopher, writer, political and social activist, social worker and liberal, nationalist politician, president of the PTPN.
Apr 20 Aloysius Bertrand a French Romantic poet, playwright and journalist. He is famous for having introduced prose poetry in French literature, and is considered a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. His masterpiece is the collection of prose poems Gaspard de la Nuit, that was published posthumously in 1842 and had three of its poems famously adapted to a homonymous piano suite by Maurice Ravel in 1908
Apr 20 Wincenty Pol a Polish poet and geographer.
Apr 22 Luigi Palmieri an Italian physicist and meteorologist. He was famous for his scientific studies of the eruptions of Mount Vesuvius, for his researches on earthquakes and meteorological phenomena and for improving the seismographer of the time
Apr 26 Charles Auguste Frossard a French general.

Died in April 1807

Apr 4 Jérôme Lalande a French astronomer and writer.
Apr 9 Catherine Antonovna of Brunswick daughter of Duke Anthony Ulrich of Brunswick and Grand Duchess Anna Leopoldovna of Russia. Born a few days before the desposition of her brother Ivan VI, she was imprisoned by Empress Elizabeth of Russia along with her family from 1742 to 1780 at Kholmogory, and in 1780, she and two brothers and a sister were placed under house arrest for the rest of their lives in Horsens. She was the last descendant of Ivan V of Russia
Apr 10 Duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel a German princess and composer. She became the duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, by marriage, and was also regent of the states of Saxe-Weimar and Saxe-Eisenach from 1758 to 1775. She transformed her court and its surrounding into the most influential cultural center of Germany
Apr 13 Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily the eldest daughter of Ferdinand IV & III of Naples and Sicily and his wife, Marie Caroline of Austria. She was the last Holy Roman Empress and the first Empress of Austria
Apr 14 Jeremias Benjamin Richter a German chemist. He was born at Hirschberg in Silesia, became a mining official at Breslau in 1794, and in 1800 was appointed assessor to the department of mines and chemist to the royal porcelain factory at Berlin, where he died. He is known for introducing the term stoichiometry
Apr 17 Princess Leopoldina of Savoy a Princess of Savoy and later the Princess of Melfi, as wife of Giovanni Andrea VI Doria-Pamphilj-Landi, Prince of Melfi. She was the older sister of the princesse de Lamballe
Apr 28 Jacob Philipp Hackert a landscape painter from Brandenburg, who did most of his work in Italy.