On This Day

1514 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 10 Complutensian New Testament in Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek & Latin finished

BeatificationPapal Bull

Jan 14 Pope Leo X issues a papal bull against slavery

Pope Leo X
Leo X

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 26 Copernicus makes his 1st observations of Saturn

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • May 15 Jodocus Badius Ascensius publishes Christiern Pedersen's Latin version of Saxo's Gesta Danorum, the oldest known version
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 22 Tahmasp I, shah of Persia (1524-76)/author (Tazkire-i Shah)
  • Mar 8 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in Izumo, Japan (d. 1562)
  • May 3 Bartholomaeus of Braga [Fernandez], Dominican theologian and Archbishop Emeritus of Braga, born in Mártires, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon (d. 1590)
  • Jun 16 John Cheke, English classical scholar (d. 1557)
  • Jul 28 Maximilian of Burgundy, viceroy of Holland
  • Dec 31 Andreas Vesalius [Andries van Wesel], Flemish physician and anatomist (De humani corporis fabrica), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1564)

Weddings in History

LoveWedding of Interest

May 18 Francis, Duke of Valois, later Francis I, King of France, marries Claude, Duchess of Brittany

LovePerson of Interest

Aug 13 French King Louis XII (52) marries by proxy Mary Tudor (18), sister of Henry VIII, at Greenwich Palace, England

King of France Louis XII
King of France
Louis XII
  • Oct 9 King Louis XII of France marries Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VII (sister of Henry VIII)

Deaths in History

  • 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
  • Dec 4 Richard Hunne, English "heretic", commits suicide(?)