Year 1507 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 25 German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller is the first to use the name America on his world map "Universalis Cosmographia"
  • Jun 5 England and Netherlands sign trade agreement

Historical Figures Born in 1507

  • Jan 14 Catherine of Habsburg, Queen of Portugal, born in Torquemada, Spain (d. 1578)
  • Jan 15 Johann Oporinus, Swiss book publisher (Koran), born in Basel (d. 1568)
  • Jun 19 Annibale Caro, Italian writer and poet (Lettere familiare), born in Civitanova Marche, Italy (d. 1566)
  • Sep 16 Jiajing, 12th Emperor of Ming Dynasty of China (d. 1567)
  • Sep 27 Guillaume Rondelet, French naturalist famous for his study of marine animals, born in Montpellier, France (d. 1566)

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1507

  • Feb 23 Gentile Bellini, Venetian painter (Sultan Mohammed II), dies at about 78 (burial date)
  • Mar 12 Cesare Borgia, Duke of Valentinois, Italian aristocrat and illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, killed in a battle at 31
  • Apr 2 Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)
  • Jul 29 Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer, dies at 47
  • Aug 23 Jean Molinet, Burgundy historian (Chroniques), dies at about 72