Historical Figures Born in 1491

Henry VIIIHenry VIII (1491-1547)

Jun 28 King of England (1509-47) who separated the Church of England from the Roman Catholic Church, born in London

  • Oct 23 Ignatius of Loyola, Spanish-Basque nobleman, priest, and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) religious order, born in Azpeitia, Spain (d. 1556)
  • Oct 26 Zhengde, 10th Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, born in Beijing (d. 1521)
  • Nov 8 Teofilo Folengo, Italian macaronic poet, born in Mantua, Italy (d. 1544)

Jacques CartierJacques Cartier (1491-1557)

Dec 23 French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France, born in St. Malo, Brittany