October 1496 in history

Born in October 1496

Oct 20 Claude Duke of Guise a French aristocrat and general. He became the first Duke of Guise in 1528
Oct 27 Hernando de Soto a Spanish explorer and conquistador who led the first European expedition deep into the territory of the modern-day United States , and the first documented European to have crossed the Mississippi River.

Died in October 1496

Oct 15 Gilbert Count of Montpensier the son of Louis de Bourbon and Gabrielle La Tour, Count of Montpensier and Dauphin d'Auvergne. He was appointed to the Order of Saint Michael by Charles VIII in October 1483