On This Day

What Happened in October 1507

Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 27 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz on Hormuz Island

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque

Famous Birthdays

  • Oct 1 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, born in Vignola, Italy (d. 1573)
  • Oct 19 Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus, [Aytta van Zwichem], Dutch priest
  • Oct 29 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish noble and diplomat (governor of the Netherlands (1567–1573)), born in Piedrahíta, Ávila, Spain (d. 1582)