On This Day

What Happened on April 8, 217 AD

Historical Events


MurderAssassination

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

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla

Famous Deaths


MurderCaracalla

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? 1803 years, 6 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries