On This Day

What Happened in July 1541

Historical Events

  • Jul 9 Estev√£o da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christov√£o da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Pedro de Alvarado, Spanish occupier, dies at about 56