On This Day

1505 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 20 Jews are expelled from Orange Burgandy by Philibert of Luxembourg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 2 After an encounter with a violent thunderstorm, Martin Luther declares that he will become a monk

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 13 Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg (1535-71), born in Cölln (d. 1571)
  • Feb 5 Aegidius Tschudi, Swiss historian (d. 1572)
  • Sep 15 Maria, Queen of Hungary as wife of Louis II and Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands (1531-55), born in Brussels (d. 1558)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 4 Joan of France, Queen of France (1498) and Catholic saint who founded several religious orders, dies at 40
  • Jun 8 Hongzhi, Emperor of China, 10th Emperor of Ming Dynasty (1487-1505), dies at 34
  • Oct 21 Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

Person of interestIvan the Great

Oct 27 Ivan the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, dies at 65

Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia Ivan the Great
Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia
Ivan the Great
  • Dec 18 John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed