What Happened in August 1498

Historical Events

Historic Expedition

Aug 1 Christopher Columbus lands on "Isla Santa" (Venezuela)

Historic Event

Aug 26 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà sculpture by French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères


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Famous Weddings

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