0186 On this day in history birth of caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217)
1492 On this day in history birth of ambrosius Blarer, German reformer (d. 1564)
1527 Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer was born on this day in history.
1572 William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621) was born on April - 04.
1593 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669) was born on this day in history.
1646 On April - 04 birth of antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on April - 04.
1688 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on April - 04.
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 April - 04.
0896 Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies on this day in history.
1229 Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies on April - 04.
1284 On April - 04 alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62
1292 On April - 04 nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies
1305 Death of Jeanne of Navarre, wife of Philip IV of France (b. circa 1217) on April - 04.
1393 Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies on this day in history.