On This Day

What Happened in 1511

Historical Events

  • Jan 19 Italian city Mirandola surrenders to the French
  • 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.
  • Sep 1 Conciliabulum of Pisa opens
  • 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 Princess Anne of York, 5th daughter of King Edward IV, dies at 36

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