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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
1648

Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver

Birth
1655

Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbarian pirates

Event
1660

Declaration of Breda

Event
1660

English king Charles II ends Decl of Breda (freedom of religion)

Event
1662

Leonhart Kern, German sculptor , dies at about 73

Death
1662

Davis Mell, composer, dies at 57

Death
1664

Adam Willaerts, Dutch seascape painter, dies

Death
1686

English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence

Event
1687

King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in church

Event
1696

Giovanni Battista Tiepoldo, painter

Birth
1714

Karel, duke of Berry/French heir to the throne, dies

Death
1716

Russian and Prussian troops occupy Wismar

Event
1716

John Evangelist Schreiber, composer

Birth
1731

Francisco Morera, composer

Birth
1734

Johann C van Erckel, old Catholic theologist, dies at about 79

Death
1737

Anthony van Heim installed as Dutch pension advisor

Event
1740

Wolfgang Nicolaus Haueisen, composer

Birth
1752

Niccolo Antonio Zingarelli, composer (Andromeda)

Birth
1755

Vincenc Masek, composer

Birth
1758

John Hoppner, portrait painter

Birth
1762

Stephen Storace, composer

Birth
1774

Oliver Goldsmith, Irish poet (She Stoops to Conquer), dies at 17

Death
1784

Mary Mead, wife of English journalist John Wilkes, dies

Death
1785

Bettina Brentano, composer

Birth
1785

Bettina von Arnim, German writer (This Book Belongs to the King)

Birth