May 1510 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 30 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque abandon Goa after its former ruler Yusuf Adil Shah, the Muslim King of Bijapur reconquers the city

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque

Deaths in History

  • May 17 Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65
  • May 25 Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49