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.