THURSDAY
April 26, 2001
volume 12, no. 116

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 26th


  • 757 A.D.
  • Death of Pope Stephen II, the 92nd successor of Peter. His election generated so much enthusiasm from the citizens of Rome that they hoisted him on their shoulders and that gave rise to the sedia gestatoria.

  • 1228 A.D.
  • Birth of Conrad IV to the Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II. Like his father, Conrad was a ward of the Vatican and would go on to become a real thorn in the side of Holy Mother Church as king of Germany. Thanks to Saint Louis IX King of France, Conrad was unable to gain total control.

  • 1478 A.D.
  • A plot to murder one of the most powerful Roman family heads Lorenzo de Medici is foiled but some family members are felled including Guillano de Medici.

  • 1564 A.D.
  • Famous bard William Shakespeare is baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Stratford-on-the-Avon.


April 26, 2001
volume 12, no. 116
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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