1498 in History

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Events in History


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Mar 2 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

Explorer Vasco da Gama
Explorer
Vasco da Gama
  • Apr 7 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
  • May 20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea

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May 30 Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Jun 21 Jews are expelled from Nurenberg Bavaria by Emperor Maximillian
  • Jun 26 Toothbrush invented in China using boar bristles
  • Jul 7 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
  • Jul 20 Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands
  • Jul 31 Christopher Columbus on his third voyage discovers the island of Trinidad
  • Aug 1 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 9 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (d. 1550)
  • Nov 15 Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (d. 1558)
  • Nov 30 Andrés de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer (d. 1568)
  • Dec 19 Andreas Osiander, Germany, Protestant Reformation theologist

Weddings in History

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

Deaths in History

  • Apr 7 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), dies at 27
  • Apr 8 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98), beheaded at 27
  • Apr 28 Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician
  • May 23 Girolamo Savonarola, dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
  • Jul 4 Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
  • Jul 27 Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
  • Sep 16 Tomas de Torquemada, inquisitor who burned 10,000 people, dies
  • Dec 7 Alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist