Historical Events In April - 08
Saturday, 18 September 2021
0217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on April - 08.
0217 On this day in history caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
0956 Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.
1093 On April - 08 the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on April - 08.
1143 On this day in history john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1149 On April - 08 pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
1195 Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor on April - 08.
1271 On this day in history in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.
1364 On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1378 On April - 08 bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455 On April - 08 alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
1460 On April - 08 ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1492 Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on April - 08.
1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on this day in history.
1500 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza on April - 08.
1513 The spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA on April - 08.
1513 On April - 08 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1533 On April - 08 claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1537 On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1578 On this day in history william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1582 On this day in history phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1614 On April - 08 the birth of El Greco, Spanish painter
1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on April - 08.
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter on this day in history.
1642 On this day in history gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on this day in history.
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on April - 08.
1695 Johann C Gunther, writer on April - 08.
1697 On April - 08 pierre Prowo, composer
1708 On April - 08 georg Zarth, composer
1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece on April - 08.