On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1498

Charles VIII

Apr 7 Charles VIII, King of France (1483-98) who invaded Italy, dies after hitting his head on a door lintel at 27

  • Apr 28 Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, English politician, dies at 40
  • May 23 Girolamo Savonarola, Italian Dominican friar who helped expel Medici from Florence and preached against papal corruption, hanged at 45
  • Jul 4 Filips van Burgundy, admiral-general of Netherlands, dies
  • Jul 27 Vespasiano da' Bisticci, Italian book seller/writer, dies at about 77
  • Sep 16 Tomas de Torquemada, Castilian Grand Inquisitor during Spanish Inquisition, who burned 10,000 people, dies at 77
  • Dec 7 Alexander Hegius von Heek, German humanist