April 1850 in history

April 1850 events chronologically

Apr 4 The Great Fire of Cottenham: a large part of the Cambridgeshire village (England) is burnt to the ground in suspicious circumstances
Apr 4 Los Angeles, California, is incorporated as a city

Top 7 most famous people born in April 1850

Apr 2 William Richardson Linton Rev. William Richardson Linton , Corpus Christi College, M.A., was an English botanist and vicar of the parish of Shirley, Derbyshire. He married Alice Shirley on 26 January 1887, with whom he had one daughter, Viola Marion Linton
Apr 9 George Huntington an American physician who contributed a classic clinical description of the disease that bears his name – Huntington's disease.
Apr 12 Nikolai Golitsyn a member of the Galitzine family. He was the last prime minister of Imperial Russia from 29 December 1916 or 9 January 1917 until his government resigned after the outbreak of the February Revolution
Apr 20 Daniel Chester French best known for his monumental work, the statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Apr 20 Jean-François Raffaëlli a French realist painter, sculptor, and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists. He was also active as an actor and writer
Apr 25 Luise Adolpha Le Beau a German composer of classical music. She was the only daughter of an officer, William Le Beau and his wife Caroline. After the retirement of her father from the position of major general in the army of Baden in 1856, both parents devoted themselves to the general education of their daughter. From William, who also was a musician and composer, Luise received piano lessons from the age of five. At age sixteen, she completed her education with a degree from a private institution for girls and from then on she devoted herself to music
Apr 27 Hans Hartwig von Beseler a German Colonel General.

Top 7 most famous people died in April 1850

Apr 3 Václav Tomášek a Czech composer and music teacher.
Apr 9 William Prout an English chemist, physician, and natural theologian. He is remembered today mainly for what is called Prout's hypothesis
Apr 12 Adoniram Judson an American Congregationalist and later Baptist missionary, who served in Burma for almost forty years. At the age of 25, Adoniram Judson became the first Protestant missionary sent from North America to preach in Burma. His mission and work with Luther Rice led to the formation of the first Baptist association in America to support missionaries
Apr 16 Marie Tussaud a French born artist of German descent, who became known for her wax sculptures and Madame Tussauds, the wax museum that she founded in London.
Apr 18 Gustav Ernst von Stackelberg a Russian diplomat of Baltic-German descent, and was the son of Otto Magnus von Stackelberg.
Apr 22 Friedrich Robert Faehlmann an Estonian writer, physician and philologist active in Livonia, Russian Empire. He was a co-founder of the Learned Estonian Society at the University of Dorpat and its chairman
Apr 23 William Wordsworth a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads.