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Events in History

  • Jan 19 Mirandola surrenders to the French.

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Jul 25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
  • Aug 10 Portuguese troops occupy parts of Malacca
  • Aug 24 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • Sep 1 Conciliabulum of Pisa opens
  • Oct 5 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
  • Nov 17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511)
  • Jun 18 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor/architect
  • Jun 18 Ponte Santa Trinita, Florence
  • Jul 1 Hadrianus Junius, [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist
  • Jul 9 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway (d. 1571)
  • Jul 30 Giorgio Vasari, Italy, painter/art historian (Vasari's Lives)
  • Sep 29 Michael Servetus, Spain, physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • Nov 14 Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)
  • Nov 22 Erasmus Reinhold, Germany, mathematician (calculated planetary table)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 11 Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon
  • Aug 2 Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader
  • Sep 6 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)