Category Archives: on this day in history

On This Day – 24th June 1519 – Death of Lucrezia Borgia {500th Anniversary}

Five hundred years ago to the day – on 24th June 1519 – the infamous Lucrezia Borgia died in Ferrara. Lucrezia Borgia has long been assumed to be a villainess of the worst kind – accused of incest, murder and … Continue reading

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On This Day In History – May 19th 1536 – Anne Boleyn is Executed

May 19th 1536 – Queen Anne Boleyn, who had been arrested and tried for the crimes of incest and treason, was executed at the Tower of London. I’ve been quite open about my Tudor Burnout, however Anne Boleyn was one … Continue reading

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OTD in history: 12th March 1507

It’s that time again, folks. A day in history that always chokes me up just a little bit… On 12th March 1507 Cesare Borgia, the feared Duke Valentino, was killed during a skirmish outside the small town of Viana in … Continue reading

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24 June 1519 – Lucrezia Borgia dies

On 24 June 1519, Lucrezia Borgia passed away after a difficult pregnancy. She had given birth to a daughter, Isabella, on 14 June who had been so weak that Lucrezia’s husband had almost immediately had the child christened. Immediately following … Continue reading

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21 June 1527 – The Death of Niccolò Machiavelli

On June 21, late in the evening, Niccolò Machiavelli passed away after suffering with severe abdominal pain brought on by what his son believed was an overdose of a homemade remedy. Just two weeks previously he had been riding about, vigerously … Continue reading

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