On This Day

What Happened in 1501

Historical Events in 1501

  • Jan 17 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna
  • May 20 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
  • Jul 15 Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral arrives back in Lisbon after successfully discovering Brazil and returning from India
  • Jul 27 Nicolaus Copernicus formally installed as a canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
  • Sep 3 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres appointed Governor of the Indies by Spanish Queen Isabella I
  • Oct 13 Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII of France sign Treaty of Trente
  • Nov 4 Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain

Famous People in 1501

Famous Weddings in 1501


Famous People Who Died in 1501

  • Jan 3 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59
  • Mar 20 Jean Carondelet, lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72
  • May 22 Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
  • Jun 17 Jan I Olbracht, King of Poland, dies
  • Sep 25 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40