0186 On April - 04 birth of caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)
1492 On this day in history birth of ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
1527 On this day in history birth of abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer
1572 On April - 04 birth of william Strachey, English writer (d. 1621)
1593 On April - 04 birth of edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
1646 On April - 04 birth of antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on this day in history.
1688 On this day in history birth of joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
0397 On this day in history ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies
0636 Death of Saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560) on this day in history.
0896 Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on this day in history.
1229 On April - 04 hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies
1284 On April - 04 alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62
1292 Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies on April - 04.
1305 Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217) on this day in history.
1393 On April - 04 floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies