1319 On April - 26 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 William Shakespeare, Stratford-on-Avon England, playwright (Hamlet) was born on April - 26.
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 this day in history.
1637 On this day in history birth of philip J van Lichtenbergh, Governor of Suriname, baptized
1648 Pedro II, King of Portugal (1683-1706) was born on April - 26.
0757 On this day in history stephen II, Pope (752-57), dies
1192 On this day in history death of emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan (b. 1127)
1196 On April - 26 alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies
1444 On this day in history robert Campin, South Neth painter/porter of Doornik, dies at about 65
1476 Death of Simonetta Vespucci, inspiration of Botticelli (b.1453) on April - 26.
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 this day in history.
1558 Jean Francois Fernel, French physician, dies on this day in history.