1512 in History

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Events in History

  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 31 King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
  • Mar 5 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • Apr 10 James V, King of Scots (1513-42)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Svante, Regent of Sweden (b. 1460)

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Feb 22 Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer (America), dies at 60

  • Apr 3 Richard Pafraet, Dutch printer, dies
  • Apr 11 Gaston de Foix, French pretender to Navarra throne, dies in battle
  • May 21 Pandolfo Petrucci, ruler of Siena
  • May 26 Bayezid II, Ottoman Sultan (1481-1512) dies at 62
  • Aug 2 Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician/philosopher, dies at 48
  • Oct 15 Antoon Keldermans, Flem builder (Middelburg town hall), dies at 72
  • Nov 16 Gerbrand Mockema, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • Nov 16 Jemme Herjuwsma, Fries rebel, beheaded
  • Nov 17 Kempo Roeper, Frisian rebel, quartered