On This Day

What Happened in April 1524

Historical Events

  • Apr 17 Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay
  • Apr 19 Pope Clemens VII fires Neth inquisitor-general French Van de Holly
  • Apr 24 Duke of Bourbon drives Admiral Bonnivet out of Milan

Famous Deaths

  • Apr 7 Philip of Burgundy, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • Apr 30 Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard, French soldier (b. 1473)