On This Day

What Happened in 1505

Historical Events in 1505

  • Apr 20 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg
  • Jul 2 After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk

Famous People Born in 1505

  • Jan 13 Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1535-71), born in Cölln (d. 1571)
  • Jan 30 Thomas Tallis, English composer, born in Kent, England (d. 1585)
  • Feb 5 Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • Sep 15 Maria, Queen of Hungary as wife of Louis II and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands (1531-55), born in Brussels (d. 1558)

Famous People in 1505