On This Day

What Happened in April 217 AD

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

Apr 8 Roman Emperor Caracalla is assassinated (and succeeded) by his Praetorian Guard prefect, Marcus Opellius Macrinus.

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla

Famous Deaths


MurderCaracalla

Apr 8 Caracalla, Roman emperor (198-217), murdered at 29

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla