On This Day

What Happened in July 1533

Historical Events


BeatificationExcommunication

Jul 11 Pope Clement VII excommunicates England's King Henry VIII

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

How 200 Conquistadors Conquered an Empire of 10 MillionHow 200 Conquistadors Conquered an Empire of 10 Million

Jul 26 Francisco Pizarro orders the death of the last Sapa Inca Emperor, Atahualpa

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Battle of Cajamarca and the capture of Atahualpa
Battle of Cajamarca and the capture of Atahualpa
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Famous Deaths

  • Jul 6 Ludovico Ariosto, Italian poet (Orlando Furioso), dies at 57

Person of interestAtahualpa

Jul 26 Atahualpa, last Sapa Inca Emperor, garroted by order of Francisco Pizarro at about 52

Last Inca Emperor Atahualpa
Last Inca Emperor
Atahualpa