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