1515 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 1 Francis, Duke of Angouleme succeeds King Louis XII as Francis I of France

  • Jan 1 Jews are expelled from Laibach Austria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Portuguese fleet under Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz, renaming it the Fort of Our Lady of the Conception

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
  • May 19 George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles
  • Jul 22 First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland & Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Sep 13 -14] Battle at Marignano: France beats Habsburgers & Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • Sep 14 Battle at Marignano ends in French/Venetian victory
  • Nov 15 Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal
  • Dec 24 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 14 Frederick III, the Pious, elect of the Palts
  • Mar 28 Theresa of Avila/Teresa de Jesus, Spanish mystic writer/saint
  • Jul 21 St Philippus Nerius, [Philippo Neri], Italian merchant/priest
  • Sep 8 Alfonso Salmeron, Spanish Jesuit biblical scholar (d. 1585)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Anne of Cleves, Queen of England and 4th wife of Henry VIII, born in Dusseldorf, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1557)

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
  • Oct 4 Lucas Cranach, the Younger, German painter
  • Oct 8 Margaret Douglas, Countess of Lennox (d. 1578)
  • Nov 22 Marie Guise, French wife of king James V of Scotland
  • Dec 22 Mary of Lorraine, France, pro-French Regent of Scotland

Weddings in History

  • Jul 22 Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria
  • Jul 22 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Louis XII, "the Justified" king of France (1498-1515), dies at 52
  • Feb 6 Aldus Manutius, Italian printer
  • Nov 5 Mariotto di Bigio di Bindo Albertinelli, Italian painter, dies at 41
  • Dec 2 Gonzalo de Cordoba, Spanish general/strategist/viceroy of Naples, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 15 Afonso de Albuquerque, Portuguese admiral, Duke of Goa and Viceroy of Portuguese India, dies at sea in sight of Goa at around 62

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque