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Historical Events In April - 08

Thursday, 07 July 2022

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

0217  On April - 08 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 this day in history roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.  

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 April - 08.  

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

1341  On April - 08 francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome  

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

1460  On this day in history ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

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

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

1500  On April - 08 battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza  

1513  The spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA on this day in history.  

1513  On April - 08 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  William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on this day in history.  

1582  On this day in history phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on this day in history.  

1614  The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on this day in history.  

1629  Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on this day in history.  

1631  On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter  

1642  Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on April - 08.  

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

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.  

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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 April - 08.  

1460  On this day in history birth of ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  

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

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on this day in history.  

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

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

1605  Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on April - 08.  

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

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 this day in history death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

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

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

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

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

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