On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1488

  • Jan 13 Hermann Vischer, "the Old", buried
  • May 2 Jacob van Horne, Burgundy statesman, dies
  • Jun 11 James III, King of Scots (1460-88), killed in battle or assassinated soon after at Milltown near Bannockburn at 36
  • Jul 18 Alvise Cadamosto, Italian explorer (b. 1432)
  • Sep 9 Francis II, Duke of Brittany (b. 1433)
  • Oct 7 Andrea del Verrochio, sculptor/painter/goldsmith, dies at about 52