On This Day

What Happened in April 1512

Historical Events


Battle of InterestBattle of Ravenna

Apr 11 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
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The Battle of Ravenna, fought between forces of the Holy League and France
The Battle of Ravenna, fought between forces of the Holy League and France

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 10 James V, King of Scotland (1513-42), born in Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland (d. 1542)

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 3 Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
  • Apr 11 Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle