What Happened in August 1498

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Historical Events


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Aug 1 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Aug 14 Columbus landed at the mouth of the Orinoco River in what is now Venezuela

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Aug 26 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.

Painter Michelangelo
Painter
Michelangelo

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 17 Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander IV, 1st man to resign the cardinalate marries Charlotte d'Albret of Navarre