1488 in History

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Events in History


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Feb 3 Bartolomeu Dias discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • Feb 5 Roman catholic German emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
  • Jun 11 Battle of Sauchieburn, Scotland
  • Dec 15 Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 6 Helius Eobanus Hessus, German poet (Silvae)
  • Mar 19 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (d. 1544)
  • Apr 21 Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot

Deaths in History

  • Jan 13 Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
  • May 2 Jacob van Horne, Burgundy statesman, dies
  • Jun 11 James III, King of Scots, dies in battle
  • Jul 18 Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
  • Sep 9 Francis II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1433)
  • Oct 7 Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52