On This Day in History for April 26

Events in History

  • 757 Paolo Orsini replaces his brother Pope Stephen II, as Paul I
  • 1220 German king Frederick II grants bishops sovereign rights
  • 1336 Italian Renaissance poet Francesco Petrarch famously climbs Mont Ventoux
  • 1392 Korean Confucian scholar and statesman Jeong Mong-ju is assassinated on the Sonjuk Bridge in Gaeseong (now North Korea). A brown spot on the bridge is still said to be his blood.
  • 1467 The miraculous image in Our Lady of Good Counsel appear in Genazzano, Italy
  • 1478 Pazzi conspirators attack Lorenzo de' Medici and kill Giuliano de' Medici in Florence
  • 1514 Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
  • 1564 William Shakespeare is baptized in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England
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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

  • 757 Stephen II, Catholic Pope (752-757), dies at 43
  • 1192 Emperor Go-Shirakawa of Japan, 77th Emperor of Japan, dies at 64
  • 1196 Alfonso II, King of Aragon (1162-96), dies at 39
  • 1444 Robert Campin, first great master of Flemish and Early Netherlandish painting, dies at ~65
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