What Happened in 1507

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Historical Events

  • Apr 25 German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller first to use the name America on his world map "Universalis Cosmographia"
  • Jun 5 England & Netherlands sign trade agreement
  • Oct 27 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz on Hormuz Island

Did You Know?

German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller first to use the name America on his world map "Universalis Cosmographia"

On April 25, 1507


Famous People in 1507

Famous People Born in 1507

  • Jan 14 Catherine of Habsburg, Infanta of Spain and queen of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • Jan 15 Johann Oporinus [Herbster], Swiss book publisher (Koran)
  • Jun 19 Annibale Caro, Italian poet (d. 1566)
  • Sep 16 Jiajing, Emperor of China (d. 1567)
  • Sep 27 Guillaume Rondelet, Montpellier, French Naturalist famous for his study of marine animals
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 23 Gentile Bellini, Venetian painter (Sultan Mohammed II), dies at about 78 (burial date)
  • Mar 12 Cesare Borgia, cardinal/soldier/politician, killed in battle at 31
  • Apr 2 Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)
  • Jul 29 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, dies at 47
  • Aug 23 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72