What Happened in April 1509

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 France declares war on Venice

Historic Event

Apr 16 French army under Louis XII enters the Alps

Historic Event

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


Apr 27 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice


Famous Deaths

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