On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1506

  • May 4 Husayn Bayqarah, ruler of Herat (b. 1438)

Christopher Columbus

May 20 Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer and navigator who discovered the "New World" for Spain and initiated European colonization, dies around the age of 54

  • Aug 8 Sesshu Toyo, Zen monk/painter, dies in Yamaguchi Japan at 86
  • Sep 13 Andrea Mantegna, Italian painter
  • Sep 25 Felipe I, the handsome, King of Castile (Spain) (1504-06), dies