On This Day

What Happened in September 1513

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

Sep 9 Battle of Flodden: English forces defeat the Scots near Branxton in Northumberland and kill King James IV of Scotland, the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle

Royal Coronation

Sep 21 James V crowned King of Scotland in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle, aged 17 months

  • Sep 23 King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
  • Sep 25 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 24 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden, born in Ratzeburg, Germany (d. 1535)

Famous Deaths

James IV

Sep 9 James IV, King of Scotland (1488-1513), killed in the Battle of Flodden at 40