1504 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 1 King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta
  • Jan 31 By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon

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Feb 29 Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • Mar 31 France & Spain sign truce
  • Apr 1 English guilds/corp goes under state control
  • Apr 23 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
  • Aug 19 Battle of Knockdoe in Galway Ireland.

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Sep 8 Michelangelo's statue of David is unveiled in Florence

Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo
Sculptor and Painter
Michelangelo
  • Sep 13 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
  • Sep 22 Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu
  • Sep 22 Treaty of Blois: Philip of Burgundy & Maximilian I & Louis XII
  • Oct 12 Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
  • Jan 17 Pius V, [Antonio Ghislieri] saint, pope (1566-72)
  • Mar 31 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru (d. 1552)
  • Jun 2 George/Joris van Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
  • Jul 18 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
  • Aug 6 Matthew "Nosey" Parker, archbishop of Canterbury
  • Nov 13 Philip I (the Generous), Landgrave of Hesse and important early protestant ruler. (d. 1567)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 18 Filippino Lippi, Italian renaissance painter, dies at about 52
  • May 5 Anton of Burgundy, the Great Bastard, knight, dies at about 82
  • May 31 Engelbert II, earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz, dies
  • Jul 2 Stephen III (Stefan the Great), ruler of Moldavia (1457-1504), dies
  • Nov 9 King Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)
  • Nov 26 Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • Dec 21 Bertold von Henneberg-Römhild, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)