On This Day

What Happened in November 1494

Historical Events

  • Nov 8 Uprising against Piero de' Medici in Florence
  • Nov 9 Piero the Unfortunate of the de' Medici family, ruler of Florence, loses his power and flees the state

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 French King Charles VIII occupies Florence

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII

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)