On This Day

What Happened in November 1494

Historical Events

  • Nov 8 Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence Italy
  • Nov 9 Piero the Unfortunate of the de' Medici family, ruler of Florence, loses his power and flees the state
  • Nov 18 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence

Famous Birthdays

  • Nov 5 Hans Sachs, German composer, playwright, and shoemaker, born in N├╝rnberg (d. 1576)

Person of interestSuleiman the Magnificent

Nov 6 Suleiman the Magnificent, Ottoman Sultan and the longest-reigning sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1530-1566), born in Trabzon, Ottoman Empire (d. 1566)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent

Famous Deaths

  • Nov 8 Melozzo da Forli, Italian painter, dies at about 56
  • Nov 17 Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, Italian philosopher (b. 1463)