On This Day

What Happened in April 1509

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 France declares war on Venice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 French army under Louis XII enters the Alps

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 22 Henry VIII, 2nd Tudor king of England ascends to the throne at age 17, after the death of his father, Henry VII

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

BeatificationExcommunication

Apr 27 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 21 Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52, Henry VIII succeeds him aged 17