What Happened in April 1500

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Apr 8 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII of France defeats Duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

Portuguese 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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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 10 Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns in full armor, along with his horse in Volterra, Republic of Florence, while travelling to join a battle, at age 41 or 42