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 April - 08.
1533 On April - 08 birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1541 On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)
1582 On this day in history birth of phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on this day in history.
1605 Philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65) was born on April - 08.
1631 On this day in history birth of cornelis de Heem, painter
0217 Death of Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.
0956 On this day in history 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 Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.
1461 Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.
1492 Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.
1498 Death of Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on April - 08.
1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.