April 1824 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1824

Apr 5 Ladislav Pejačević a Croatian aristocrat, politician and statesman, a member of the Pejačević noble family, remarkable and influential in the Kingdom of Croatia-Slavonia within the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He was the Ban of Croatia between 1880 and 1883
Apr 6 George Marsden Waterhouse a Premier of South Australia from 8 October 1861 until 3 July 1863 and the seventh Premier of New Zealand from 11 October 1872 to 3 March 1873.
Apr 8 Princess Sophie of the Netherlands the only daughter of King William II of the Netherlands and of his wife Grand Duchess Anna Pavlovna of Russia. She was heir presumptive to her niece, Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, for seven years, from the death of her brother until her own death
Apr 8 Johannes Groenland a German botanist, horticulturist, and microscopist. He was born April 8, 1824 in Altona, a borough of Hamburg that was part of the Duchy of Holstein at that time. He was the son of Johann Friedrich Grönland, a German organist and music teacher. Groenland was trained in pharmacology in his youth and served as a pharmacist in Altona, Hamburg, and Jena in his early 20s. In 1849 he joined the Schleswig-Holstein army to fight in the First Schleswig War. After the war, Groenland moved to Paris to work as an assistant to Louis de Vilmorin, a French biologist and horticulturist who was also a member of the family firm Vilmorin-Andrieux. While working for Vilmorin, Groenland worked with Theodor Rümpler to prepare the German edition of Les fleurs de pleine terre
Apr 11 Johanna von Puttkamer a Prussian noblewoman, also known as Johanna von Bismarck. She was the sister of statesman Robert von Puttkamer
Apr 15 Aniceto Arce President of Bolivia from 1888 until 1892. The Aniceto Arce Province is named after him. Arce was a native of Tarija but was educated as a lawyer and resided most of his life in Sucre, where he became one of the country's foremost silver-mining tycoons. A supporter of Linares and Constitutionalist government, he later served in Congress during the 1870s until the time of the Daza dictatorship
Apr 22 William H.C. Whiting an United States Army officer who resigned after 16 years of service in the Army Corps of Engineers to serve in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He was wounded at the Second Battle of Fort Fisher by a musket ball to his leg, and died in prison camp on March 10, 1865 of dysentery that entered his wounds

Died in April 1824

Apr 11 Jean-Baptiste Drouet (French revolutionary) a French politician of the 1789 Revolution, chiefly noted for the part he played in the arrest of King Louis XVI during the Flight to Varennes.
Apr 15 Theodorus Frederik van Capellen a Dutch naval officer. He was married to Petronella de Lange. Alexandrine Tinné, female explorer and pioneering photographer, was his granddaughter
Apr 16 Fedor Fedorovich Levisa a Russian lieutenant general of the Napoleonic Wars. His family had originally had the surname Lewis before migrating from Scotland to the Baltic in 1630 - by the time of Fedor's birth, it had become a noble family and settled in Livonia
Apr 19 Lord Byron an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric She Walks in Beauty