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Historical Events In April - 08

Wednesday, 03 March 2021

0217  On April - 08 roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.  

0217  Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on April - 08.  

0956  On April - 08 gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1093  On April - 08 the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.  

1139  Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on April - 08.  

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.  

1149  On April - 08 pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.  

1195  Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor on this day in history.  

1271  On this day in history in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.  

1341  Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on April - 08.  

1378  Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on this day in history.  

1455  On this day in history alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida on this day in history.  

1492  On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

1498  On this day in history charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

1500  On this day in history battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza  

1513  On April - 08 the spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA  

1513  On this day in history explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on this day in history.  

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  

1578  On this day in history william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation  

1582  On April - 08 phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  On this day in history louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

1614  On April - 08 the birth of El Greco, Spanish painter  

1629  On April - 08 willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50  

1631  On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter  

1642  On April - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral  

1655  Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on April - 08.  

1692  Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on this day in history.  

1695  On this day in history johann C Gunther, writer  

1697  Pierre Prowo, composer on April - 08.  

1708  On this day in history georg Zarth, composer  

1716  On April - 08 duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On April - 08 birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on this day in history.  

1533  On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on April - 08.  

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on this day in history.  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on April - 08.  

0956  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  

1143  On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.  

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.  

1492  On this day in history lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  

1498  On April - 08 death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  

1537  On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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