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

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

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

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

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