On This Day

April 8, 217 AD in History

Day of the Week: Friday

Events in History

Assassination

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

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla

Deaths in History

Murder of InterestCaracalla

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

Roman Emperor Caracalla
Roman Emperor
Caracalla