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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.  

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Famous Birthdays In April - 08

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1320  On this day in history birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  

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  On this day in history birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  

1582  On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet  

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 this day in history.  

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on April - 08.  

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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 April - 08.  

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

1143  On April - 08 john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident  

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

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.  

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

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

1537  On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  

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