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Historical Events In April - 08

Friday, 18 September 2020

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

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

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

1093  The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on April - 08.  

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

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

1149  On this day in history 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 April - 08.  

1271  In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on April - 08.  

1341  On April - 08 francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome  

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

1378  On this day in history bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI  

1455  On April - 08 alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III  

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida on April - 08.  

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 April - 08.  

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 April - 08 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain  

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on April - 08.  

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

1578  William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on this day in history.  

1582  On April - 08 phienas Fletcher, poet  

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

1614  The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on April - 08.  

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

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter on April - 08.  

1642  Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on April - 08.  

1655  On April - 08 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 April - 08.  

1697  Pierre Prowo, composer on this day in history.  

1708  Georg Zarth, composer on this day in history.  

1716  On this day in history 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  King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367) was born on this day in history.  

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

1533  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  

1541  On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on April - 08.  

1605  On this day in history birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  

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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 this day in history.  

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

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

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

1461  On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

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

1498  Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.  

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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