On This Day

What Happened on July 15, 1521

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJuan Ponce de León

Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, dies at 61

Explorer and Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León

1521 Highlights

About July 15, 1521

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 499 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer