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Historical Events In April - 08

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

0217  On this day in history roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.  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  On this day in history gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy  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 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

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

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

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

1341  Francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome on this day in history.  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  On this day in history ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1492  Lorenzo I de' Medici"il Magnifico", ruler of Florence (1469-92), dies on this day in history.  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 this day in history battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1582  On this day in history phienas Fletcher, poet  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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

1629  On April - 08 willem Teellinck, Dutch theologist/vicar, dies at 50  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1631  Cornelis de Heem, painter on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1642  Gerard Callenbach, Dutch admiral on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1692  On this day in history giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo)  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1695  On April - 08 johann C Gunther, writer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1697  Pierre Prowo, composer on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1708  On this day in history georg Zarth, composer  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1716  Duke Karel Leopold of Mecklenburg-Schwerin signs covenant with Russia & marries Czar Peter the Great's niece on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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1320  King Peter I of Portugal (d. 1367) was born on April - 08.  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  Claudio Merulo, organist/composer was born on this day in history.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1541  Michele Mercati, Italian physician (d. 1593) was born on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

1605  Louis de Vadder, Flemish painter was born on April - 08.  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  Cornelis de Heem, painter was born on this day in history.  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 April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1143  John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on April - 08.  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1364  On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44  Click To Send On Whatsapp

1461  On this day in history death of georg Purbach, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1423)  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 death of charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27  Click To Send On Whatsapp

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

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