What Happened on January 16, 1501

Historical Events

Voyage of Discovery

Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon

Famous Birthdays

  • Anthony Denny, English knight of the shire and confidant of King Henry VIII of England, born in England (d. 1559)
Born in 1501
1501 Highlights

About January 16, 1501

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 522 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Capricorn