On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 1510

  • Feb 28 Juan de la Cosa, Spanish cartographer and explorer
  • Mar 1 Francisco de Almeida, Portuguese soldier, explorer and 1st Viceroy of India dies at Table Bay, Africa at about 59
  • Mar 10 Johann Geiler von Kaisersberg, Swiss-born preacher (b. 1445)
  • May 17 Sandro Botticelli, Florentine Renaissance painter (Birth of Venus), dies at about 65
  • May 25 Georges d'Amboise, French Roman Catholic cardinal, minister of state and viceroy in North Italy, dies at 49
  • Jul 17 Tree of Commonwealth, beheaded at about 48
  • Aug 17 Edmund Dudley, English treasurer, beheaded for treason on orders of King Henry VIII
  • Aug 17 Richard Empson, English treasurer, beheaded on orders of Henry VIII at 59 or 60
  • Oct 25 Il Giorgione [Giorgio del Castelfranco], Italian painter, dies at 32
  • Dec 14 Duke Friedrich of Saxony, 36th Grand Master of the Teutonic Knights (1498-1510), dies at 37
  • Dec 31 Bianca Maria Sforza, wife of Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, dies at 38