April 1812 in history

April 1812 events chronologically

Apr 4 U.S. President James Madison enacts a ninety-day embargo on trade with the United Kingdom
Apr 6 British forces under the command of the Duke of Wellington assault the fortress of Badajoz. This would be the turning point in the Peninsular War against Napoleon-led France
Apr 30 The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1812

Apr 3 Louise of Orléans an ancestor of the present King of Belgium, Italian Royal Pretender , the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and the present Prince Napoléon - head of the Imperial House of France.
Apr 6 Alexander Herzen a Russian writer and thinker known as the "father of Russian socialism" and one of the main fathers of agrarian populism. He is held responsible for creating a political climate leading to the emancipation of the serfs in 1861. His autobiography My Past and Thoughts, written with grace, energy, and ease, is often considered the best specimen of that genre in Russian literature. He also published the important social novel Who is to Blame?
Apr 14 George Grey a soldier, explorer, Governor of South Australia, twice Governor of New Zealand, Governor of Cape Colony , the 11th Premier of New Zealand and a writer.
Apr 15 Théodore Rousseau Étienne Pierre Théodore Rousseau , French painter of the Barbizon school.
Apr 22 James Broun-Ramsay 1st Marquess of Dalhousie a Scottish statesman, and a colonial administrator in British India. He served as Governor-General of India from 1848 to 1856. To his supporters he stands out as the far-sighted Governor-General who consolidated East India Company rule in India, laid the foundations of its later administration, and by his sound policy enabled his successors to stem the tide of rebellion. To his critics, he stands out as the destroyer of both the East India Company's financial and military position through reckless policies. His critics also hold that he laid the foundations of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 and led the final transformation of profitable commercial operations in India into a money-losing colonial administration. His period of rule in India directly preceded the transformation into the Victorian Raj period of Indian administration. He was denounced by many in England and India on the eve of his death as having failed to notice the signs of the brewing Indian Rebellion of 1857, having aggravated the crisis by his overbearing self-confidence, centralizing activity, and expansive annexations
Apr 27 Friedrich von Flotow a German composer. He is chiefly remembered for his opera Martha, which was popular in the 19th century
Apr 30 Kaspar Hauser a German youth who claimed to have grown up in the total isolation of a darkened cell. Hauser's claims, and his subsequent death by stabbing, sparked much debate and controversy. Theories propounded at the time linked him with the grand ducal House of Baden. These have long since been rejected by historians

Died in April 1812

Apr 20 George Clinton (vice president) an American soldier and statesman, considered one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He served as Governor of New York from 1777 to 1795, then again from 1801 to 1804, then serving as the fourth Vice President of the United States from 1805 to 1812, serving under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Until the election of Terry Branstad of Iowa in November 2014, he was the longest-serving governor in the history of the United States , and he and John Calhoun are the only persons to have served as Vice President under two different U.S. Presidents