On This Day

What Happened in 1512

Historical Events

  • 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
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Famous People Born in 1512

  • Jan 31 King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
  • Feb 3 John Hamilton, Scottish prelate (Archbishop of St Andrews, 1547-71), and politician, born in Stirling Scotland (d. 1571)
  • 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)