On This Day

What Happened in April 1509

Historical Events

  • Apr 7 France declares war on Venice
  • Apr 16 French army under Louis XII enters Alps


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