April 1820 in history

April 1820 events chronologically

Apr 8 The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos
Apr 12 Alexander Ypsilantis is declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1820

Apr 6 Nadar (photographer) the pseudonym of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon , a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, and balloonist.
Apr 7 György Klapka a Hungarian soldier.
Apr 11 Hermann Knoblauch a German physicist. He is most notable for his studies of radiant heat. He was one of the six founding members of the Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft at Berlin on 14 January 1845
Apr 13 Mariano Melgarejo the 18th President of Bolivia, from December 28, 1864, to January 15, 1871.
Apr 16 Victor Puiseux a French mathematician and astronomer. Puiseux series are named after him, as is in part the Bertrand–Diquet–Puiseux theorem
Apr 17 Alexander Cartwright one of several people sometimes referred to as a "father of baseball". Cartwright is thought to be the first person to draw a diagram of a diamond shaped baseball field, and the rules of the modern game are based on the Knickerbocker Rules developed by Cartwright and a committee from his club, the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club. With the myth of Abner Doubleday inventing baseball debunked, Cartwright was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as an executive 46 years after his death. Cartwright was officially declared the inventor of the modern game of baseball by the 83rd United States Congress on June 3, 1953
Apr 27 Herbert Spencer an English philosopher, biologist, anthropologist, sociologist, and prominent classical liberal political theorist of the Victorian era.

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1820

Apr 2 Thomas Brown (philosopher) a Scottish philosopher and poet.
Apr 7 Carl Olof Cronstedt a Swedish naval commander responsible for the overwhelming Swedish victory at the Second Battle of Svensksund, one of the largest naval battles in history. He is often better remembered, however, as the commander of the fortress of Sveaborg during the Finnish War in 1808–09, which was fought between Sweden and Imperial Russia, and ended in Cronstedt surrendering the fortress
Apr 8 Thomas Douglas 5th Earl of Selkirk a Scottish peer. He was born at Saint Mary's Isle, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland. He was noteworthy as a Scottish philanthropist who sponsored immigrant settlements in Canada at the Red River Colony
Apr 12 Arthur Young (agriculturist) an English writer on agriculture, economics, social statistics, and campaigner for the rights of agricultural workers.
Apr 14 Levi Lincoln Sr. an American revolutionary, lawyer, and statesman from Massachusetts. A Democratic-Republican, he most notably served as Thomas Jefferson's first Attorney General, and played a significant role in the events that led to the celebrated Marbury Madison court case. He served two terms as Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, acting as Governor for the remainder of Governor James Sullivan's term after his death in December 1808. Lincoln was unsuccessful in his bid to be elected governor in his own right in 1809
Apr 20 Alessandro Mattei an Italian Cardinal, and a significant figure in papal diplomacy of the Napoleonic period. He was from the Roman aristocratic House of Mattei
Apr 25 Constantin François de Chassebœuf comte de Volney a French philosopher, abolitionist, historian, orientalist, and politician. He was at first surnamed Boisgirais after his father's estate, but afterwards assumed the name of Volney