1319 On this day in history birth of jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64)
1538 On this day in history birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1564 On this day in history birth of william Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet)
1567 On this day in history birth of nicolas Forme, composer
1573 Marie de'Medici, Queen of France was born on this day in history.
1603 Francesco Nigetti, composer was born on April - 26.
1637 On April - 26 birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648 On this day in history birth of pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706)
0757 Stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies on this day in history.
1192 Death of Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127) on April - 26.
1196 On April - 26 alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies
1444 On April - 26 robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65
1476 On this day in history death of simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453)
1478 On April - 26 death of giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24
1489 Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.
1558 On April - 26 jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies