On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 217 AD

Historical Events

Assassination

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

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla

Famous Deaths

Murder of InterestCaracalla

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

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla
List of Years

About April 8, 217 AD

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1804 years, 6 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries