On This Day

What Happened in November 1491

Historical Events

  • Nov 16 An auto de fe, held in the Brasero de la Dehesa outside of Ávila, concludes the case of the Holy Child of La Guardia with the public execution of several Jewish and converso suspects.

Historic Event

Nov 17 Anne of Brittany becomes engaged to King Charles VIII of France

  • Nov 25 The siege of Granada, last Moorish stronghold in Spain, begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 8 Teofilo Folengo, Italian macaronic poet, born in Mantua, Italy (d. 1544)