On This Day

Historical Events in 1513

  • Jan 20 Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish and Norwegian king

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 11 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Mar 27 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León
  • Apr 2 Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida
  • Jun 6 Battle of Novara, the War of the League of Cambrai: the Swiss Confederacy defeat the French

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 16 Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate (now Eguinegatte): Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Sep 9 Battle of Flodden Fields; English defeat James IV of Scotland
  • Sep 23 King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
  • Sep 25 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 7 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.