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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 07 July 2020

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

0217  On April - 08 caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  

0956  Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.  

1093  On this day in history the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.  

1139  Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on this day in history.  

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

1149  Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum on this day in history.  

1195  Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor on this day in history.  

1271  On April - 08 in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.  

1341  On this day in history francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome  

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

1378  Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on April - 08.  

1455  Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on April - 08.  

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 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 April - 08.  

1513  Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain on this day in history.  

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

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  Phienas Fletcher, poet on April - 08.  

1605  On April - 08 louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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

1629  Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on April - 08.  

1631  On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter  

1642  Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on this day in history.  

1655  Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on this day in history.  

1692  On April - 08 giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)  

1695  On this day in history johann C Gunther, writer  

1697  On this day in history pierre Prowo, composer  

1708  Georg Zarth, composer on April - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1541  On this day in history 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 April - 08 birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  

1631  On this day in history 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  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.  

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 this day in history.  

1492  On this day in history 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  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  

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