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 This day in History - April 4
440 Historic Events for April 4
188

Caracalla, [Marcus Aureiius Antoniius], Roman emperor (211-17)

Birth
397

Ambrosius, gov of Liguria/bishop of Milan (374-97)/saint, dies

Death
896

Formosus, Pope (891-96), dies

Death
1081

Alexius I Comnenus occupies Byzantine throne

Event
1229

Hugo van Pierrepont, bishop of Liege, dies

Death
1284

Alfonso X, "El Sabio" King of Castili‰/Le¢n (1252-84), dies at 62

Death
1292

Nicholas IV, [Girolamo Masci], Pope (1288-92), dies

Death
1393

Floris van Wevelinkhoven, bishop of Utrecht, dies

Death
1406

Robert III, King of Scotland (1390-1406), dies

Death
1417

John van Touraine, 1st husband of Jacoba of Bavaria, dies

Death
1460

University of Basle in Swizerland forms

Event
1527

Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer

Birth
1541

Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits

Event
1552

Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov

Event
1558

Czar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders

Event
1581

Frances Drake completes circumnavigation of world

Event
1581

Francis Drake becomes knight

Event
1585

Caspar de Robles, Spanish viceroy of Frisia, dies at about 57

Death
1588

Frederik II, King of Denmark/Norway (1559-88), dies at 53

Death
1588

Christian IV succeeds Frederik II as king of Denmark

Event
1604

Thomas Churchyard, poet/pamphleteer, dies

Death
1617

John Napier, Scottish mathematician/inventor (logarithms), dies

Death
1625

Viceroy Frederik Henry marries Amalia countess von Solms-Braunfels

Event
1643

Simon Episcopius, [Bisschop], Dutch theologist, dies at 60

Death
1646

Antoine Galland, French ori‰ntalist/interpreter

Birth