On This Day

Historical Events in January 1501

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther

DiscoveryVoyage 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