Historical Events in 1516

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Mar 1 Printing is completed of Erasmus' "Novum Instrumentum omne", first published New Testament in Greek

Humanist and Theologian Erasmus
Humanist and Theologian
  • Apr 6 A Willaert installed as singer of cardinal Ippolito I d'Este
  • Apr 10 1st Jewish ghetto established: Venice compels Jews to live in a specific area

GermanyGerman Beer Purity Law

Apr 23 Duke Wilhelm IV of Bavaria endorses "The German Beer Purity Law" (Reinheitsgebot) and adds to it standards for the sale of beer
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The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot)
  • Apr 23 The German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot), is enforced across all of Bavaria by Wilhelm IV, Duke of Bavaria, stating beer should be brewed from only three ingredients – water, malt and hops
  • Aug 13 The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
  • Aug 24 Battle of Marj Dabiq: Ottoman forces decisively beat the Mamluk Sultanate
  • Oct 28 Battle of Yaunis Khan: Turkish forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza
  • Nov 29 Treaty of Freiburg: French/Swiss "eternal" peace treaty