What Happened in 1506

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Historical Events

  • Jan 22 The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican
  • Apr 18 The cornerstone of the current St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, is laid.
  • Apr 30 Philip of Burgundy & England sign trade agreement
  • May 19 Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir
  • Oct 7 Pope Julius II & France occupy Bologna

Did You Know?

The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican

On January 22, 1506


Famous People in 1506

Famous People Born in 1506

  • Feb 2 RenĂ© de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
  • Feb 11 Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau
  • Apr 7 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • Apr 13 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (d. 1546)
  • Jul 1 Louis II, king of Hungary/Bohemia (1516-26)

Famous Weddings

  • May 29 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont