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What Happened in 1506

Historical Events in 1506

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The first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrive at the Vatican

On January 22, 1506

Famous People Born in 1506

  • Feb 2 RenĂ© de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
  • Feb 11 Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau
  • Apr 7 Francis Xavier, saint/Jesuit missionary to India, Malaya, & Japan
  • Apr 13 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (co-founder of Society of Jesus), born in Villaret, Duchy of Savoy Holy Roman Empire (d. 1546)
  • Jul 1 Louis II, King of Hungary and Bohemia (1516-26), born in Buda, Kingdom of Hungary (d. 1526)

Famous People in 1506

Famous Weddings in 1506

  • May 29 Earl Willem I van Nassau-Dillenburg weds countess Walburg van Egmont