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1509 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 3 The Battle of Diu, naval battle at port of Diu, India between Portugal and the Ottoman Empire, establishes Portuguese trading control
  • Mar 18 Emperor Maximilian I names Margaretha land guardians of Netherlands
  • Apr 7 France declares war on Venice

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 16 French army under Louis XII enters the Alps

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII

BeatificationExcommunication

Apr 27 Pope Julius II excommunicates Italian state of Venice

The Warrior Pope Julius II
The Warrior Pope
Julius II
  • May 14 Battle of Agnadello, French forces under Louis XII defeat the Venetians in Northern Italy

CrownRoyal Coronation

Jun 24 Henry VIII is crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Jul 17 Venice recaptures Padua
  • Aug 8 Emperor Krishnadeva Raya is crowned, marking the beginning of the regeneration of the Vijayanagara Empire in Southern India
  • Sep 27 Storm ravages Flemish/Dutch/Friese coast, thousands killed
  • Oct 12 Emperor Maximilian leaves Italy

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 25 Giovanni Morone, Italian cardinal, born in Milan, Italy (d. 1580)

Person of interestJohn Calvin

Jul 10 John Calvin [Jehan Cauvin], Protestant religious reformer and theologian (Calvinism), born in Picardy, France (d. 1564)

Protestant Reformer and Theologian John Calvin
Protestant Reformer and Theologian
John Calvin
  • Aug 3 Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer, born in Orléans, France (d. 1546)

Weddings in History


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 11 King Henry VIII (17) of England marries first wife Catherine of Aragon (23), widow of his brother Arthur

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Spanish Princess, Queen of England Catherine of Aragon
Spanish Princess, Queen of England
Catherine of Aragon

Deaths in History

  • Apr 21 Henry VII, 1st Tudor king of England (1485-1509), dies at 52, Henry VIII succeeds him aged 17
  • May 20 Catharina Sforza, Italian duchess of Forli, dies at 45
  • Jun 29 Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII and paternal grandmother of King Henry VIII of England, dies at 66
  • Sep 28 Siwara/Sjoerd Aylva, Fries army leader (siege of Franeker)