What Happened in 1503

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Historical Events

  • Jan 20 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
  • Feb 13 Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta.
  • Feb 18 Henry Tudor (later Henry VIII) created Prince of Wales
  • Apr 28 Battle at Cerignalo: Spanish army under G Cordoba beats France
  • May 10 Columbus discovers Cayman Islands
  • Sep 13 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
  • Oct 30 Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
  • Nov 11 Pope Julius II elected
  • Dec 29 Battle of Garigliano: Spanish army under General Cordoba defeats French forces

Famous People in 1503

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 4 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • Feb 11 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday
  • Feb 15 Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03), dies
  • May 20 Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)
  • Aug 18 Alexander VI, [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies
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