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Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jan 5 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • Jan 26 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil
  • Feb 17 Battle of Hemmingstedt - German peasant army repels ducal army of Schleswig and Holstein
  • Mar 9 Pedro Cabral departs with 13 ships to India
  • Apr 8 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
  • Apr 10 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan
  • Apr 22 Pedro Alvarez Cabral discovers Brazil & claims it for Portugal
  • Apr 23 Pedro Cabral lands & annexes Brazil (Terra da Vera Cruz)
  • Jun 25 Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
  • Jul 15 Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
  • Jul 15 Baglione family massacre at the "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia
  • Aug 10 Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 -6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Nov 11 Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide the Kingdom of Naples

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Columbus

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 22 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 24 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), born in Ghent, Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1558)

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Mar 3 Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"
  • Apr 12 Joachim Camerarius, [Liebhard Kammerer], German humanist
  • Apr 23 Alexander Ales [Alesius], Scottish theologian of the school of Augsburg, born in Edinburgh (d. 1565)
  • Nov 1 Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 15 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre

Deaths in History

  • Apr 11 Michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 29 Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer (1st European to round Cape of Good Hope), drowns at 48 or 49

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • Sep 12 Albrecht III van Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon, dies at 57
  • Sep 15 John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Oct 1 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • Oct 21 Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)