What Happened in 1511

Historical Events in 1511

  • Jan 19 Italian city Mirandola surrenders to the French
  • Feb 12 King Henry VIII issues challenge beginning jousting tournament celebrating birth of his son Henry. Recorded in Roll of Honour manuscript which depicts trumpeter John Blanke, only identifiable black person in Tudor England [1]
  • Jul 25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula
  • Aug 10 Portuguese troops occupy parts of Malacca
  • Aug 24 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca
  • Oct 1 Conciliabulum of Pisa opens convened by Louis XII of France
  • Oct 5 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
  • Nov 17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster

Famous People Born in 1511

  • Jan 1 Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511)
  • Jun 18 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor and architect, born in Settignano, Italy (d. 1592)
  • Jul 1 Hadrianus Junius [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1575)
  • Jul 9 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Lauenburg Castle, Germany (d. 1571)
  • Jul 30 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), born in Arezzo, Republic of Florence (d. 1574)

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Famous People Who Died in 1511

  • Feb 11 Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, dies at 7 weeks
  • May 29 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres, Spanish Governor of the Indies (1501-09), dies at 50 or 51
  • Aug 2 Andrew Barton, Scottish sailor and privateer, killed in a battle at sea
  • Sep 6 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
  • Nov 23 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (successfully captured Pavagadh and Junagadh forts in battles), dies at 66

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