Historical Events In April - 08
Friday, 28 January 2022
0217 On April - 08 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 April - 08.
0956 Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.
1093 On this day in history the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
1139 On April - 08 roger II of Sicily is excommunicated.
1143 On April - 08 john II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident
1149 Pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum on this day in history.
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 On this day in history francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
1364 On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1378 On April - 08 bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455 On April - 08 alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
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 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27 on April - 08.
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 April - 08.
1513 On this day in history explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain
1533 Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on this day in history.
1537 On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on April - 08.
1582 On this day in history phienas Fletcher, poet
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 Cornelis de Heem, painter on April - 08.
1642 Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on April - 08.
1655 On April - 08 louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden)
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 this day in history.
1716 On this day in history duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece