On This Day

1510 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 22 Jews are expelled from Colmar, Alsace
  • Feb 13 Charles of Gelre conquers Oldenzaal

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Feb 17 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque first conquers the city of Goa, entering it with little conflict

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque


Feb 24 Pope Julius II excommunicates the republic of Venice

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • May 30 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque abandon Goa after its former ruler Yusuf Adil Shah, the Muslim King of Bijapur reconquers the city
  • Jul 19 38 Jews are burned at stake in Berlin, Prussia
  • Sep 10 Bishop Frederik of Bathe recaptures Oldenzaal
  • Dec 10 Muslim ruler of Goa, Yusuf Adil Shah and his Ottoman allies surrender to Portuguese forces led by Afonso de Albuquerque who puts the Muslim population to the sword

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 9 Nicolaas van Nieuwland, corrupt 1st bishop of Harlem
  • Jul 22 Alessandro de' Medici, Duke of Florence (d. 1537)
  • Oct 6 Rowland Taylor, English clergyman, born in Northumberland, England (d. 1555)
  • Oct 6 John Caius, English physician, born in Norwich, England (d. 1573)
  • Oct 25 Renée of France, French princess and Duchess of Ferrara, born in Château de Blois, Touraine, France (d. 1574)
  • Oct 28 Francis Borgia, 4th Duke of Gandía and Jesuit priest, born in Duchy of Gandía, Kingdom of Valencia, Spain (d. 1572)

Deaths in History

  • 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