0812 Muhammad at-Taqi, Muslim Shia Imam (d. 835) was born on this day in history.
1484 On this day in history birth of antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (d. 1546)
1500 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist was born on April - 12.
1526 Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585) was born on April - 12.
1550 On this day in history birth of edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, English politician (d. 1604)
1577 Christian IV of Denmark (d. 1648) was born on this day in history.
1579 Francois de Bassompierre, marshal of France was born on this day in history.
1626 On this day in history birth of paul Hainlein, composer
0065 On this day in history death of seneca the Younger, Roman philosopher, statesman and dramatist
0238 Death of Gordian II, heir to the Roman Empire (killed in battle) on April - 12.
0352 On this day in history julius I, pope (337-52), dies
0434 On April - 12 death of archbishop Maximianus of Constantinople
1125 On this day in history death of vladislaus I of Bohemia
1443 On April - 12 death of henry Chichele, Archbishop of Canterbury
1550 Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53 on this day in history.
1555 On April - 12 johanna de Wanzinnige, Queen of Castilie (1504-20), dies at 75