Historical Events In April - 08
Monday, 22 April 2019
0217 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus on this day in history.
0217 On this day in history caracalla, [Marcus Antoniius], Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29
0956 Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy on April - 08.
1093 The new Winchester Cathedral is dedicated by Walkelin on April - 08.
1139 Roger II of Sicily is excommunicated on April - 08.
1143 John II Comnenus, Emperor of Byzantium (1118-43), dies in an accident on this day in history.
1149 On this day in history pope Eugene III takes refuge in the castle of Ptolemy II of Tusculum.
1195 On this day in history alexius III Angelus drives out brother Isaak II as Byzantine emperor
1271 On April - 08 in Syria, sultan Baybars conquers the Krak of Chevaliers.
1341 On this day in history francesco Petrarca crowned in Rome
1364 On April - 08 jan II, the Good, King of France (1350-64), dies at 44
1378 On this day in history bartolomeo Prignano elected as Pope Urban VI
1455 On April - 08 alfonso de Borgia elected as Pope Callistus III
1460 Ponce de Leon, Spain, searched for fountain of youth, found Florida on April - 08.
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 this day in history.
1500 On April - 08 battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
1513 On April - 08 the spanish explorer Ponce de Leon discovers Florida in what is now the USA
1513 Explorer Juan Ponce de Leon claimed Florida for Spain on this day in history.
1533 On April - 08 claudio Merulo, organist/composer
1537 On this day in history willem Aerts, Flemish architect, dies
1578 William Harvey of England discovers blood circulation on this day in history.
1582 Phienas Fletcher, poet on this day in history.
1605 On April - 08 louis de Vadder, Flemish painter
1614 The birth of El Greco, Spanish painter on this day in history.
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 this day in history.
1655 Louis Willem I, Margrave (Baden-Baden) on this day in history.
1692 Giuseppe Tartini, Italy, violinist/composer (Trillo del Diavolo) on April - 08.
1695 On April - 08 johann C Gunther, writer
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