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What Happened in 1508

Historical Events in 1508

  • Feb 4 Maximilian I assumes imperial title without being crowned
  • Feb 6 Maximilian I proclaimed Holy Roman Emperor, 1st Emperor in centuries not to be crowned by the Pope
  • Aug 8 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León founds Caparra the first European settlement in Puerto Rico
  • Oct 29 Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
  • Dec 10 League of the kingdom signed (covenant against Venice)

Famous People Born in 1508

  • Jun 9 Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer (d. 1586)
  • Nov 30 Andrea Palladio [Andrea di Pietro della Gondola], Italian architect (Il Redentore, Venice), born in Padua, Italy (d. 1580)
  • Dec 9 Gemma Frisius [Jemme Reinerszoon], Frisian physician, mathematician and instrument maker (created globe), born in Dokkum, Friesland (d. 1555)
  • Dec 24 Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1567)

Famous People in 1508