This Day inAncient History: pridie kalendas apriles

pridie kalendas apriles

  • rites in honour of Luna at her temple on the Aventine
  • c. 130 A.D. — martyrdom of Balbina
  • 250 (?) A.D. — birth of the future emperor Constantius I Chlorus
  • 307 A.D. — Constantine marries Fausta, the daughter of Maximian
  • 1596 — birth of Rene Descartes (author, of course, of that bit of Latin which a pile of folks know)
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