On This Day

Events in History in 1508

  • Feb 4 Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned
  • Feb 6 Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor, 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope

Victory in battleNew Settlement

Aug 8 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León founds Caparra the first European settlement in Puerto Rico

Explorer and Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • Oct 29 Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
  • Dec 10 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)