Year 1515 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Portuguese fleet under Afonso de Albuquerque captures the Persian fortress of Ormuz, renaming it the Fort of Our Lady of the Conception
  • May 19 George van Saksen-Meissen sells Friesland for 100,000 gold guilders to arch duke Charles
  • Jul 22 First Congress of Vienna settles issues between Poland and Holy Roman Empire - rise of the Habsburgs influence
  • Aug 25 Conquistador Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar founds Havana in modern day Cuba, on the southern coast of the island. Moved to its current location in 1519.
  • Sep 13 First day of two-day Battle of Marignano: Francis I's French army defeats Swiss army force near Milan
  • Sep 14 Battle at Marignano ends after two days in a French and Venetian victory over a Swiss army
  • Nov 15 Thomas Wolsey is invested as an English Cardinal
  • Dec 24 Thomas Wolsey appointed Lord Chancellor of England

Historical Marriages

  • Jul 22 Anna of Bohemia (12) marries Karel van Ferdinand of Austria
  • Jul 22 Louis of Hungary (9) marries Maria of Bohemia & succession to Hungarian throne
  • Aug 15 King Christian II of Denmark marriage ratified to Isabella of Austria, granddaughter to Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I at Copenhagen Castle (married by proxy 1514)