0186 Caracalla, Roman emperor (d. 217) was born on this day in history.
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 April - 04.
1572 William Strachey, English writer (d. 1621) was born on this day in history.
1593 Edward Nicholas, English statesman (d. 1669) was born on April - 04.
1646 On this day in history birth of antoine Galland, French archaeologist (d. 1715)
1648 Grinling Gibbons, sculptor/woodcarver was born on this day in history.
1688 Joseph-Nicolas Delisle, French astronomer (d. 1768) was born on April - 04.
0397 Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies on April - 04.
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 this day in history hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies
1284 Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castile/Leon (1252-84), dies at 62 on April - 04.
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 this day in history.
1393 Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies on this day in history.