1320 On this day in history birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)
1460 On April - 08 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 April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
1582 On April - 08 birth of phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605 On April - 08 birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter was born 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 this day in history.
1143 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.
1364 On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1461 On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)
1492 On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies
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.