On This Day

What Happened in 1503

Historical Events in 1503

  • Jan 20 Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
  • Feb 13 Disfida di Barletta - Famous challenge between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta, Southern Italy

Famous People in 1503

Famous People Who Died in 1503

  • Feb 4 Queen Elizabeth, consort of Henry VII of England, dies
  • Feb 11 Elizabeth of York, Queen Consort of England and wife of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday
  • Feb 15 Henry Deane, Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03), dies
  • May 20 Lorenzo de Medici, Italian patron (b. 1463)
  • Aug 18 Alexander VI [Rodrigo de Borja], Spanish Pope (1492-1503), dies

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