1288 On this day in history birth of emperor Go-Fushimi of Japan (d. 1336)
1472 On this day in history birth of bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1510)
1523 On April - 05 birth of blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
1588 Thomas Hobbes, England, philosopher (Leviathan) was born on this day in history.
1595 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 this day in history 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.