On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1515

Famous Deaths


Person of interestAfonso de Albuquerque

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

1515 Highlights

About December 15, 1515

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 505 years, 2 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius