Historical Events In April - 08
Sunday, 18 August 2019
0217 On this day in history roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
0217 Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.
0956 Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.
1093 On April - 08 the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
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 this day in history 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 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on this day in history.
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 this day in history alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
1460 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1498 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on April - 08.
1500 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza on this day in history.
1513 On this day in history the spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA
1513 On April - 08 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 this day in history.
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on this day in history.
1582 On this day in history 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 April - 08 gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 On April - 08 louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on April - 08.
1695 On April - 08 johann C Gunther, writer
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.