On This Day

What Happened in 1512

Important Events in 1512

  • Apr 11 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars
  • Dec 27 Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World

More Historical Events

Famous People Born in 1512

  • Jan 31 King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
  • Mar 5 Gerardus Mercator, Rupelmonde (Belgium), geographer/mapmaker
  • Apr 10 James V, King of Scotland (1513-42), born in Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow, Scotland (d. 1542)

Famous People in 1512

World Leaders in 1512