• He was the king of Vijayanagara Empire who resigned in the 16th century over most of South India.
• He was a Sri Vaishnava, a follower of the Tamil saint Ramanuja.
• He was commonly known as abhinava-bhoja, ―a New Bhoja,‖ sakala-kala-bhoja, ―Bhoja in all arts,‖ and Andhra Bhoja.
• He wrote Amuktamalyada, which tells the story of the Tamil poet-saint Andal.
• Recently, the first-ever epigraphical reference to the date of death of Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya has been discovered at Honnenahalli in Tumakuru district.
• The inscription is engraved on a slab kept on the north side of the Gopalakrishna temple.
• The inscription is written in Kannada, also registers gift of village Honnenahalli in Tumakuru for conducting worship to the god Veeraprasanna Hanumantha of Tumakuru.