On This Day

Historical Events in 1509

  • Feb 3 The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portuguese trading control
  • Mar 18 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
  • Apr 7 France declares war on Venice

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Apr 16 French army under Louis XII enters Alps

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII


Apr 27 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • May 14 Battle of Agnadello, French beat Venetians in Northern Italy

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Jun 24 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Jul 17 Venice recaptures Padua
  • Aug 8 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
  • Sep 27 Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, thousands killed
  • Oct 12 Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy