1319 Jean II, the Good, king of France (1350-64) was born on this day in history.
1538 On this day in history birth of giovanni P Lomazzo, Italian writer/poet (Trattato)
1564 On April - 26 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 Philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized was born on April - 26.
1648 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on April - 26.
0757 On April - 26 stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies
1192 On this day in history death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
1196 Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies on this day in history.
1444 Robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65 on this day in history.
1476 Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on April - 26.
1478 Death of Giuliano de' Medici, Medeheerser of Florence, murdered at about 24 on this day in history.
1489 Death of Ashikaga Yoshihisa, Japanese shogun (b. 1465) on April - 26.
1558 Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on this day in history.