On This Day

January 1501 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 14 Martin Luther enters the University of Erfurt, aged 17

Theologian and Founder of Protestantism Martin Luther
Theologian and Founder of Protestantism
Martin Luther

DiscoveryVoyage of Discovery

Jan 16 Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral and 6 ships begin their return voyage to Lisbon

  • Jan 17 Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 16 Anthony Denny, English knight of the shire and confidant of King Henry VIII of England, born in England (d. 1559)
  • Jan 17 Leonhard Fuchs, German physician and botanist (Notable Commentaries on the History of Plants) for which the flowering plants and color Fuchsia is named after, born in Wemding, Bavaria (d. 1566)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Ali Sjir Neva'i [Fani], Turkish poet/author, dies at 59