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