1288 On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
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 April - 05 birth of thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan)
1595 On April - 05 birth of john Wilson, composer
1598 On April - 05 birth of laurentius Erhard, composer
1604 Charles IV, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1675) was born on this day in history.
1622 Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician (d. 1703) was born on this day in history.
0582 Death of Eutychius, Patriarch of Constantinople (c. 512) on April - 05.
0828 Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinopel (806-15), dies at about 77 on April - 05.
1168 Death of Robert de Beaumont, 2nd Earl of Leicester (b. 1104) on this day in history.
1258 On this day in history julian of Cornillon/Liege, Flemish visionary/saint, dies
1270 On this day in history 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 April - 05.
1605 Death of Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513) on this day in history.