Historical Events In April - 08
Monday, 24 June 2019
0217 On this day in history roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
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 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on April - 08.
1139 On April - 08 roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
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 On this day in history alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1271 On April - 08 in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.
1364 On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on this day in history.
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 On April - 08 charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
1500 On this day in history battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
1513 On April - 08 the spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA
1513 On this day in history explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1533 Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on this day in history.
1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on April - 08.
1578 On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1582 On April - 08 phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on April - 08.
1614 The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on April - 08.
1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1631 On April - 08 cornelis de Heem, painter
1642 On this day in history gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 On this day in history louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 On this day in history giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 On this day in history johann C Gunther, writer
1697 On April - 08 pierre Prowo, composer
1708 Georg Zarth, composer on this day in history.
1716 On this day in history duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece