Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 12 December 2019
0217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on this day in history.
0217 On April - 08 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 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 this day in history.
1271 In Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers on April - 08.
1341 Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.
1364 Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.
1378 Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on this day in history.
1455 Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on April - 08.
1460 On April - 08 ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida
1492 On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies
1498 On April - 08 charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
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 this day in history.
1513 On this day in history explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1533 On this day in history claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1537 Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.
1578 On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1582 On April - 08 phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 On April - 08 louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1614 The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on April - 08.
1629 On this day in history willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter on April - 08.
1642 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on April - 08.
1655 On this day in history louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
1692 On April - 08 giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 On April - 08 johann C Gunther, writer
1697 Pierre Prowo, composer on April - 08.
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.