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Events in History


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Jan 5 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza
Duke of Milan
Ludovico Sforza
  • Jan 26 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot in Brazil
  • Feb 17 Battle of Hemmingstedt - German peasant army repels ducal army of Schleswig and Holstein

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 9 Pedro Álvares Cabral departs Lisbon, Portugal head of a 13 ship expedition to India

  • Jun 25 Pope Alexander VI accept Treaty of Granada
  • Jul 15 Duke Albrecht of Saxon beats Friese rebellion
  • Jul 15 Baglione family massacre at the "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione and Lavinia Colonna in Perugia
  • Aug 10 Portuguese sea captain Diego Diaz is first European to sight Madagascar
  • Sep 13 Predro Álvares Cabral and his Portuguese expedition arrive in Calicut, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 5 -6th Nov astronomer Copernicus observes a lunar eclipse in Rome

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Nov 11 Treaty of Granada: France & Aragon divide the Kingdom of Naples

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 25 Governor De Bobadilla of Santo Domingo captures Christopher Columbus

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 22 Cardinal Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian humanist (d. 1564)

Person of interestCharles V

Feb 24 Charles V, King of Spain (1516-56) and Holy Roman Emperor (1519-56), born in Ghent, Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1558)

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Mar 3 Reginald Pole, English Cardinal/"heretic"
  • Apr 12 Joachim Camerarius [Liebhard Kammerer], German classical scholar, born in Bamberg, Germany (d. 1574)
  • Apr 23 Alexander Ales [Alesius], Scottish theologian of the school of Augsburg, born in Edinburgh (d. 1565)
  • Nov 1 Benvenuto Cellini, sculptor/goldsmith/author (Perseus)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 15 "Blood Wedding" of Astorre Baglione & Lavinia Colonna in Perugia family Baglione massacre

Deaths in History

  • Apr 11 Michael T Marullus, Greeks poet, drowns

Person of interestBartolomeu Dias

May 29 Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer (1st European to round Cape of Good Hope), drowns at 48 or 49

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias
  • Sep 12 Albrecht III van Saxon-Meisen, duke of Saxon, dies at 57
  • Sep 15 John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury
  • Oct 1 John Alcock, English Catholic bishop
  • Oct 21 Go-Tsuchimikado, 103rd Emperor of Japan, dies at 58