On This Day

What Happened in March 1496

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 5 English King Henry VII grants John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) a commission to explore for new lands

Explorer John Cabot
Explorer
John Cabot
  • Mar 9 Jews are expelled from Carintha, Austria
  • Mar 12 Jews are expelled from Syria

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 18 Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII of England and queen consort of Louis XII of France (d. 1533)

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 4 Sigismund of Austria (b. 1427)
  • Mar 12 Johannes de Lapide, [Johan Heynlin], German philosopher, dies