1288 Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336) was born on April - 05.
1472 Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510) was born on this day in history.
1523 On April - 05 birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
1588 Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on April - 05.
1595 On April - 05 birth of john Wilson, composer
1598 On this day in history birth of laurentius Erhard, composer
1604 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675) was born on April - 05.
1622 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703) was born on April - 05.
0582 On this day in history death of eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)
0828 Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77 on this day in history.
1168 On this day in history death of robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104)
1258 On April - 05 julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies
1270 Ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies on this day in history.
1419 Death of Vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350) on this day in history.
1531 On April - 05 death of richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
1605 Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on April - 05.