On This Day

What Happened in April 1498

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 9 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman, born in Bar-le-Duc, Lorraine (d. 1550)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestCharles VIII

Apr 7 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98) who invaded Italy, dies at 27 after hitting his head on a door lintel

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • Apr 28 Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician, dies at 40