0186 Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217) was born on April - 04.
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 William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621) was born on April - 04.
1593 On this day in history birth of edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669)
1646 Antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715) was born on this day in history.
1648 On April - 04 birth of grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver
1688 On April - 04 birth of joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768)
0397 Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies on April - 04.
0636 On this day in history death of saint Isidore of Seville, Church Father and the proposed patron of Internet (b. cira 560)
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 this day in history 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 On this day in history floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies