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What Happened in 1504

Historical Events in 1504

  • Feb 29 Christopher Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
  • Mar 31 France & Spain sign truce
  • Apr 1 English guilds/corp goes under state control
  • Apr 23 King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
  • Aug 19 Battle of Knockdoe in Galway Ireland.
  • Sep 8 Michelangelo's Statue of David is unveiled in Florence
  • Sep 13 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built.
  • Sep 22 Settled engagement of Karel of Luxembourg & Claudia the Beaujeu

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Famous People Born in 1504

  • Jan 1 Caspar Cruciger, German church reformer
  • Jan 17 Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri], Italian Pope (1566-72) who excommunicated Elizabeth I of England and arranged the formation of the Holy League (Battle of Lepanto), born in Bosco, Duchy of Milan (d. 1572)
  • Mar 31 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh guru, born in Matte Di Sarai, Muktsar, Panjab (d. 1552)
  • Jun 2 George/Joris van Egmont, bishop of Utrecht
  • Jul 18 Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer, born in Bremgarten, Switzerland (d. 1575)

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