Historical Events In April - 08
Tuesday, 27 July 2021
0217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on April - 08.
0217 On April - 08 caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
0956 On April - 08 gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on April - 08.
1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on this day in history.
1143 On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1149 On April - 08 pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
1195 On April - 08 alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1271 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on April - 08.
1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.
1364 On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on April - 08.
1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on April - 08.
1460 Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida on this day in history.
1492 Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.
1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.
1500 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza on April - 08.
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 April - 08.
1578 On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1582 On this day in history phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on April - 08.
1614 On this day in history the birth of El Greco, Spanish painter
1629 On this day in history willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
1631 On April - 08 cornelis de Heem, painter
1642 On April - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 On this day in history louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on this day in history.
1695 Johann C Gunther, writer on this day in history.
1697 Pierre Prowo, composer on April - 08.
1708 On April - 08 georg Zarth, composer
1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece on April - 08.