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What Happened in 1509

Important Events in 1509

  • Feb 3 The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portugese trading control
  • Jun 24 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey
  • Aug 8 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India

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Famous People in 1509

World Leaders in 1509

Famous Weddings in 1509


Famous People Who Died in 1509

  • Apr 21 Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52, Henry VIII succeeds him aged 17
  • May 20 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
  • Jun 29 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)