On This Day

What Happened in July 1509

Historical Events

  • Jul 17 Venice recaptures nearby Italian city of Padua

Famous Birthdays

John Calvin

Jul 10 John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin], Protestant religious reformer and theologian (Calvinism), born in Picardy, France (d. 1564)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 16 João da Nova, Portuguese Galician explorer (discovered St Helena and Ascension islands), dies at 48 or 49