On This Day

1507 in History

Events in History

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

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 27 Portuguese admiral Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz on Hormuz Island

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque

Birthdays in History

  • 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)
  • Oct 1 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Italian architect, born in Vignola, Italy (d. 1573)
  • Oct 19 Viglius ab Aytta Zuichemus [Aytta van Zwichem], Dutch priest
  • Oct 29 Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish noble and diplomat (governor of the Netherlands (1567–1573)), born in Piedrahíta, Ávila, Spain (d. 1582)
  • Nov 25 Joost de Damhoudere, Flemish lawyer (Praxis rerum criminalium), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 1581)
  • Dec 18 Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)

Deaths in History

  • 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