5th April 1614
Anniversary of the marriage of Pocahontas to English colonist John Rolfe. 410 years.
7th April 1614
El Greco, Greek painter, sculptor and architect of the Spanish Renaissance, died. 410 years.
10th April 1954
Auguste Lumiere, the French cinema pioneer who developed a film projector and camera with his brother Louis, died. 70 years.
15th April 1764
Madame de Pompadour, mistress, friend and adviser to Louis XV, died. 260 years.
16th April 1889
The British comic actor and filmmaker, Charlie Chaplin, was born. 135 years.
26th April 1564
William Shakespeare was born (he was baptised on this date, his actual birth date is still unknown). 460 years.
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