Historical Events In April - 08
Saturday, 08 May 2021
0217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on April - 08.
0217 On this day in history caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
0956 On this day in history gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on this day in history.
1139 On April - 08 roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
1143 On April - 08 john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum on this day in history.
1195 On April - 08 alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1271 On this day in history in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
1341 On this day in history francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
1364 Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.
1378 On this day in history bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on this day in history.
1460 On April - 08 ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1492 On this day in history lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies
1498 On April - 08 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 this day in history 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 On April - 08 claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.
1578 On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet on this day in history.
1605 On this day in history louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1614 The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on this day in history.
1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on April - 08.
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter on April - 08.
1642 On April - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 On April - 08 louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on April - 08.
1695 On April - 08 johann C Gunther, writer
1697 Pierre Prowo, composer on this day in history.
1708 On this day in history georg Zarth, composer
1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece on April - 08.