Historical Events in January 1501

Historic Event

Jan 6 Construction begins on Portugal's Jerónimos Monastery, designed by architect Diogo de Boitaca to commemorate the return of Vasco da Gama from India [1]

Historic Event

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

Voyage of Discovery

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