On This Day

Historical Events in 1513

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Mar 11 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

Historic Expedition

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

  • 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 Battle

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

  • 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.