On This Day

What Happened in July 1511

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Hadrianus Junius [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1575)
  • Jul 9 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Lauenburg Castle, Germany (d. 1571)
  • Jul 30 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), born in Arezzo, Republic of Florence (d. 1574)