Historical Events In April - 08
Wednesday, 23 October 2019
0217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on April - 08.
0217 Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on this day in history.
0956 On this day in history gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on this day in history.
1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on April - 08.
1143 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.
1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum on April - 08.
1195 On April - 08 alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1271 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on April - 08.
1341 On April - 08 francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
1364 On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on April - 08.
1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on this day in history.
1460 Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida on this day in history.
1492 On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies
1498 On this day in history 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 The spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA on this day in history.
1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain on April - 08.
1533 On April - 08 claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1537 On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on this day in history.
1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet on April - 08.
1605 On April - 08 louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1614 The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on this day in history.
1629 On this day in history willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter on this day in history.
1642 On this day in history gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 On April - 08 louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on this day in history.
1695 On this day in history johann C Gunther, writer
1697 On this day in history pierre Prowo, composer
1708 Georg Zarth, composer on this day in history.
1716 On April - 08 duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece