On This Day

What Happened in December 1515

Historical Events

  • Dec 24 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 22 Mary of Guise [Mary of Lorraine], pro-French Queen of Scots (1538-42) and Regent of Scotland (1554-60), born in Bar-le-Duc, France (d. 1560)

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 2 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies

Person of interestAfonso de Albuquerque

Dec 15 Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral, Duke of Goa and Viceroy of Portuguese India, dies at sea in sight of Goa at around 62

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