What Happened in 1517

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Historical Events

  • Jan 22 Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate
  • Mar 16 Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen
  • Apr 13 Ottoman army occupies Cairo
  • May 19 Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 11 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
  • Jul 1 1st burning of Protestants at stake in Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Inquisitor Adrian Boeyens (pope Adrianus VI) becomes cardinal
  • Jul 9 Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
  • Aug 15 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.
  • Oct 31 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating the Protestant Reformation

World Leaders in 1517

Famous People in 1517

Famous People Born in 1517

  • Jan 17 Antonio Scandello, Italian composer (Passion of Johannes)
  • Jan 31 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer
  • Mar 29 Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1561)
  • Jun 18 Emperor Ogimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
  • Jun 29 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, born in Mechelen, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1585)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 1 Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies
  • Mar 7 Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (1500-17), dies at 34
  • Mar 26 Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer
  • Apr 13 Tuman Bey, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, hanged
  • Sep 24 Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
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