Historical Events in 1488

Historic Discovery

Feb 3 Bartolomeu Dias discovers Mosselbaai (Angra dos Vaqueros)

  • Feb 5 Roman Catholic German Emperor Maximilian I caught in Belgium
  • Jun 11 Battle of Sauchieburn, rebellion against the Scottish crown results in death of King James III

Royal Coronation

Jun 24 James IV is crowned King of Scotland at Scone Abbey in Scone, aged 15

  • Dec 15 Bartolomeu Dias returns to Portugal after becoming 1st known European to sail round the Cape of Good Hope