On This Day

Famous People Who Died in April 1521

  • Apr 20 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, dies at 29
  • Apr 22 Juan de Padilla, Spanish Roman Catholic missionary, killed at 52

Person of interestFerdinand Magellan

Apr 27 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world