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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

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  On April - 08 gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  

1093  The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on April - 08.  

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

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

1149  On April - 08 pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.  

1195  On April - 08 alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor  

1271  In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on April - 08.  

1341  Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.  

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  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  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 this day in history.  

1500  Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza on April - 08.  

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 April - 08.  

1578  On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation  

1582  On this day in history phienas Fletcher, poet  

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on April - 08.  

1614  On this day in history the birth of El Greco, Spanish painter  

1629  On this day in history willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50  

1631  On April - 08 cornelis de Heem, painter  

1642  On April - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral  

1655  On this day in history 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 this day in history.  

1697  Pierre Prowo, composer on April - 08.  

1708  On April - 08 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  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on this day in history.  

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

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  

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

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  

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

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

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

1461  On April - 08 death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.  

1498  On this day in history 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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