Year 1514 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 10 Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished
  • Jan 14 Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery
  • Apr 26 Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn
  • May 15 Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen's Latin version of Saxo's "Gesta Danorum" (Deeds of the Danes), in Paris
  • Aug 23 Battle of Chaldiran ended with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, Safavids founder.
  • Sep 8 Battle of Orsha: Polish Lithuania army defeat the Russian army
  • Sep 15 Thomas Wolsey appointed English Archbishop of York

Historical Marriages

  • May 18 Francis, Duke of Valois, later Francis I, King of France, marries Claude, Duchess of Brittany
  • Aug 13 French King Louis XII (52) marries by proxy Mary Tudor (18), sister of Henry VIII, at Greenwich Palace, England
  • Oct 9 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1514

  • Jan 2 William Smyth, English bishop & statesman, dies at ~54
  • Jan 9 Anna, Duchess of Brittany, queen of Charles VIII of France (b. 1477)
  • Mar 11 Donato Bramante, Italian architect (b. 1444)
  • Jun 25 Berta Jacobsdr [Suster Bertken], Dutch hermit, dies at 87
  • Nov 28 Hartmann Skull, German physician/historian (Skull's Liederbuch), dies

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