1288 Emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336) was born on this day in history.
1472 Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510) was born on this day in history.
1523 On this day in history birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
1588 On this day in history birth of thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)
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 this day in history.
1622 On this day in history birth of vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703)
0582 On April - 05 death of eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512)
0828 On April - 05 nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77
1168 Death of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104) on April - 05.
1258 Julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies on April - 05.
1270 On April - 05 ramban Nachmanides, Talmudic scholar (Hiddushei Ha-Ramden), dies
1419 On April - 05 death of vincent Ferrer, Spanish missionary and saint (b. 1350)
1531 Death of Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop on this day in history.
1605 Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on April - 05.