Year 1501 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 6 Construction begins on Portugal's Jerónimos Monastery, designed by architect Diogo de Boitaca to commemorate the return of Vasco da Gama from India [1]
  • Jan 14 Martin Luther enters the University of Erfurt, aged 17

Historical Marriages


Historical Figures Who Died in 1501

  • Jan 3 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59
  • Mar 20 Jean Carondelet, lawyer/chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72
  • May 22 Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
  • Jun 17 Jan I Olbracht, King of Poland, dies
  • Sep 25 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40