Historical Events in 1512

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  • Feb 5 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescues Bologna
  • Feb 16 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • Feb 19 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia
  • Apr 11 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

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May 3 Pope Julius II opens 5th Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • Aug 10 Battle of Saint-Mathieu (also called the Battle of Brest): an English fleet of 25 ships commanded by Sir Edward Howard and a Franco-Breton fleet of 22 ships commanded by RenĂ© de Clermont.

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Oct 19 Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia)

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther

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Nov 1 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

Painter Michelangelo
Painter
Michelangelo

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Nov 7 Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Dec 27 Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World