Sistine Chapel, Michelangelo © Aaron Logan
1510 The Portuguese navigator Alfonso de Albuquerque captured Goa, 400 km south of Bombay. The city became the mainstay of Portugal's East Indian empire until it was returned to India under Nehru on December 12th, 1961.
Art and Culture
Michelangelo (1475-1564) began work on the Sistine Chapel ceiling.
Work with precious metals developed using gold and silver imported from South America.
Goldsmiths such as Cellini and Caradosso worked to designs by artists including Raphael, Romain and Dürer.