Historical Events In April - 08
Thursday, 09 April 2020
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 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.
1149 On April - 08 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 On April - 08 in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
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 April - 08.
1378 On April - 08 bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
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 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 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 Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on this day in history.
1537 On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1578 On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
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 April - 08.
1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1631 On this day in history cornelis de Heem, painter
1642 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on April - 08.
1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on April - 08.
1692 On April - 08 giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 Johann C Gunther, writer on this day in history.
1697 On April - 08 pierre Prowo, composer
1708 Georg Zarth, composer on April - 08.
1716 On April - 08 duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece