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Events in History

  • Apr 10 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area

CommunicationGerman Beer Purity Law

Apr 23 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer

  • Aug 13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
  • Aug 24 Battle of Marj Dabiq: Ottoman forces decisively beat the Mamluk Sultanate
  • Oct 28 Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza
  • Nov 29 Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Margaret Leijonhufvud, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
  • Feb 18 Mary I Tudor, [Bloody Mary], Greenwich, queen of England (1553-58)
  • Mar 26 Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
  • Apr 23 Georg Fabricius, German poet, historian, and archaeologist (d. 1571)
  • Oct 23 Charlotte de Valois, princess of France (d. 1524)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 23 Ferdinand II, king of Aragon/Sicily, dies at 63
  • Mar 13 Vladislav II Jagiello, king of Bohemia (1490-1516), dies at 60
  • Mar 17 Giuliano de' Medici, monarch of Florence, dies at 37
  • Apr 25 John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
  • Jul 30 Johan V Nassau, earl of Nassau-Vianden/Dietz, dies
  • Aug 9 Jeroen Bosch, painter (Garden of the Lusten), dies at 66
  • Aug 21 John III van Egmont, [Manke John], viceroy of Holland, dies at 78
  • Dec 13 Johannes Trithemius, German cryptographer (b. 1462)