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September 1501 in History

Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres appointed Governor of the Indies by Spanish Queen Isabella I

Queen of Castile Isabella I of Castile
Queen of Castile
Isabella I of Castile

ItalyThe Statue of David

Sep 13 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David, a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture

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A masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, The Statue of David completed by Michelangelo in 1504
A masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture, The Statue of David completed by Michelangelo in 1504
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Birthdays in History


Person of interestGirolamo Cardano

Sep 24 Girolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician and astrologer (Ars Magna-1545), born in Pavia, Italy (d. 1576)

Mathematician Girolamo Cardano
Mathematician
Girolamo Cardano

Deaths in History

  • Sep 25 Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright who is considered one of the fathers of Croatian literature, dies at 40