On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1500

  • Apr 10 Michael Tarchaniota Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns in full armor, along with his horse in Volterra, Republic of Florence, while travelling to join a battle, at age 41 or 42

Bartolomeu Dias

May 29 Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer (1st European to round Cape of Good Hope), drowns at 48 or 49

  • Sep 12 Albrecht III van Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon, dies at 57
  • Sep 15 John Morton, English Archbishop of Canterbury (1486-1500) (b. c. 1420)
  • Oct 1 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • Oct 21 Go-Tsuchimikado, 103rd Emperor of Japan, dies at 58