On This Day

What Happened in April 1500

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Apr 8 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza

BrazilPortuguese Discover Brazil

Apr 22 Pedro Álvares Cabral is the first european to discover Brazil, landing near Monte Pascoal, claims it for Portugal
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Pedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would later be known as Brazil for the first time
Pedro Álvares Cabral sees the land that would later be known as Brazil for the first time

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 12 Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German classical scholar, born in Bamberg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • Apr 23 Alexander Ales [Alesius], Scottish theologian of the school of Augsburg, born in Edinburgh (d. 1565)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 11 Michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns