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 On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1541 Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.
1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on this day in history.
1605 On this day in history birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1605 On this day in history birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)
1631 On this day in history birth of cornelis de Heem, painter
0217 On this day in history death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
0956 On April - 08 death of gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
1143 On April - 08 john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1364 On April - 08 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 On this day in history 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.