Historical Events In April - 08
Tuesday, 19 February 2019
0217 On this day in history roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.
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 On April - 08 the new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin.
1139 On this day in history 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 April - 08.
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 April - 08.
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 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 April - 08.
1492 Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.
1498 On April - 08 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 this day in history.
1533 Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on this day in history.
1537 On April - 08 willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1578 On April - 08 william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation
1582 On April - 08 phienas Fletcher, poet
1605 Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter on April - 08.
1614 On April - 08 the birth of El Greco, Spanish painter
1629 Willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50 on this day in history.
1631 Cornelis de Heem, painter on April - 08.
1642 On this day in history gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral
1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on this day in history.
1692 On this day in history giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)
1695 Johann C Gunther, writer on this day in history.
1697 Pierre Prowo, composer on this day in history.
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