On This Day

What Happened in 1498

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island
  • Apr 7 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy

Famous People Born in 1498

  • Apr 9 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman, born in Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine (d. 1550)
  • Nov 15 Eleanor of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France, born in Leuven, Belgium (d. 1558)
  • Nov 30 AndrĂ©s de Urdaneta, Spanish Augustinian friar, sail-captain and explorer, born in Ordizia, Gipuzkoa, Crown of Castile (d. 1568)
  • Dec 19 Andreas Osiander, German Protestant Reformation theologist

Famous Weddings

  • Aug 17 Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander IV, 1st man to resign the cardinalate marries Charlotte d'Albret of Navarre