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Historical Events In April - 08

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

0217  Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0217  Caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29 on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0956  Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1093  The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1139  Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1149  On this day in history pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1195  Alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1271  On April - 08 in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1341  On this day in history francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1364  On this day in history jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1378  Bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1455  Alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1498  On this day in history charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1500  On April - 08 battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1513  On April - 08 the spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1513  On April - 08 explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1533  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1537  Willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1578  On this day in history william Harvey of England discovers blood circulation  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1605  On April - 08 louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1614  The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1629  On this day in history willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1631  On April - 08 cornelis de Heem, painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1642  On this day in history gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1655  Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1692  Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1695  On this day in history johann C Gunther, writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1697  On April - 08 pierre Prowo, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1708  Georg Zarth, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1716  Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1320  On April - 08 birth of king Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1460  Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida was born on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1533  On this day in history birth of claudio Merulo, organist/composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1541  On April - 08 birth of michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1582  Phienas Fletcher, poet was born on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1605  On April - 08 birth of louis de Vadder, Flemish painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1605  On April - 08 birth of philip IV, King of Spain & Portugal (1621-65)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1631  On April - 08 birth of cornelis de Heem, painter  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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Famous Deaths In April - 08

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0217  On this day in history death of caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29  Click To Send On Whatsapp

0956  Death of Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1364  Jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44 on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1461  Death of Georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423) on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  On April - 08 lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1498  On this day in history death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1537  On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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