Historical Events in 1498

Historic Expedition

Mar 2 Vasco da Gama's fleet visits Mozambique Island

  • Apr 7 Crowd storms Savonarola's convent San Marco Florence, Italy
  • May 20 Portuguese explorer Vasco da Gama arrives at Calicut, India becoming the first European to reach India by sea

Event of Interest

May 30 Christopher Columbus departs with 6 ships for 3rd trip to America

Event of Interest

Aug 26 Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà sculpture by French Cardinal Jean de Bilhères