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1511 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 19 Italian city Mirandola surrenders to the French

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Jul 25 Portuguese forces under Afonso de Albuquerque first assault the prosperous trading city of Malacca, Malay Peninsula

Admiral and Duke of Goa Afonso de Albuquerque
Admiral and Duke of Goa
Afonso de Albuquerque
  • Aug 10 Portuguese troops occupy parts of Malacca
  • Aug 24 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Sultanate of Malacca.
  • Sep 1 Conciliabulum of Pisa opens
  • Oct 5 Eedgenootschap signs anti-French Saint League
  • Nov 17 England, Spain and the Holy Roman Empire sign anti-French covenant The Treaty of Westminster

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Henry, Duke of Cornwall (d. 1511)
  • Jun 18 Bartolommeo Ammanati, Italian sculptor and architect, born in Settignano, Italy (d. 1592)
  • Jul 1 Hadrianus Junius [Adriaen de Jonghe], Dutch physician, historian and humanist, born in Hoorn, Netherlands (d. 1575)
  • Jul 9 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Denmark and Norway, born in Lauenburg Castle, Germany (d. 1571)
  • Jul 30 Giorgio Vasari, Italian painter and art historian (Vasari's Lives), born in Arezzo, Republic of Florence (d. 1574)
  • Sep 29 Michael Servetus, Spanish physician (Christianism Rostituta)
  • Oct 22 Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician (calculated planetary table), born in Saalfeld, Electorate of Saxony (d. 1553)
  • Nov 14 Janus Secundus, neo latin poet (Basia)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 11 Henry, Duke of Cornwall, son of Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon, dies at 7 weeks
  • May 29 Nicolás de Ovando y Cáceres, Spanish Governor of the Indies (1501-09), dies at 50 or 51
  • Aug 2 Andrew Barton, Scottish naval leader
  • Sep 6 Ashikaga Yoshizumi, Japanese shogun (b. 1481)
  • Nov 23 Princess Anne of York, 5th daughter of King Edward IV, dies at 36
  • Nov 23 Mahmud Begada, Sultan of Gujarat (successfully captured Pavagadh and Junagadh forts in battles), dies at 66