Wednesday, May 13, 2015

History Trivia - Cardinal Richelieu of France creates the table knife

May 13

1497  Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) excommunicated Girolamo Savonarola (Italian Dominican friar and an influential contributor to the politics of Florence. He vehemently preached against the moral corruption of much of the clergy at the time, and his main opponent was Rodrigo Borgia).

1515 Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk were officially married at Greenwich.

1637 Cardinal Richelieu of France created the table knife.

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