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Jan 14 Martin Luther enters the University of Erfurt, aged 17

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther

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Jan 16 Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon

  • Jan 17 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna
  • May 20 Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
  • Jul 15 Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral arrives back in Lisbon after successfully discovering Brazil and returning from India

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Jul 27 Nicolaus Copernicus formally installed as a canon of Frauenberg Cathedral

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Oct 13 Maximilian of Austria & Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente
  • Nov 4 Philip de Blank & Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain