On This Day

What Happened in July 1498

Historical Events

  • Jul 7 Emperor Maximilian I establishes choir of Imperial Chapel
  • Jul 20 Emperor Maximilian names Albrecht governor of Netherlands

Historic Discovery

Jul 31 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad on his third voyage


Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
  • Jul 27 Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77