Historical Events In April - 08
Monday, 03 October 2022
0217 On April - 08 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 this day in history.
1139 On April - 08 roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
1143 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.
1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum on April - 08.
1195 On this day in history alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1271 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on this day in history.
1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on April - 08.
1364 Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on April - 08.
1378 On April - 08 bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on this day in history.
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 this day in history charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
1500 On April - 08 battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
1513 On this day in history the spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA
1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain on April - 08.
1533 On this day in history claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on April - 08.
1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet on this day in history.
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on this day in history.
1614 On this day in history the birth of El Greco, Spanish painter
1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on April - 08.
1631 On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter
1642 On April - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on April - 08.
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on April - 08.
1695 Johann C Gunther, writer on this day in history.
1697 Pierre Prowo, composer on this day in history.
1708 Georg Zarth, composer on April - 08.
1716 Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece on April - 08.