On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1498

Person of interestCharles VIII

Apr 7 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98) who invaded Italy, dies after hitting his head on a door lintel at 27

King of France Charles VIII
King of France
Charles VIII
  • Apr 28 Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician, dies at 40
  • May 23 Girolamo Savonarola, Italian preacher and dictator of Florence (1494-98), hanged at 45
  • Jul 4 Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
  • Jul 27 Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
  • Sep 16 Tomas de Torquemada, Castilian Grand Inquisitor during Spanish Inquisition, who burned 10,000 people, dies at 77
  • Dec 7 Alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist