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1517 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 22 Ottoman forces take Cairo, capital of the Mamluk Sultanate

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Mar 16 Pope Leo X signs 5th Council of Lateranen

Pope Leo X
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Leo X
  • Apr 13 Ottoman army occupies Cairo
  • May 19 Philip van Bourgondie installed as bishop of Utrecht
  • Jun 11 Sir Thomas Pert reaches Hudson Bay
  • Jul 1 1st burning of Protestants at the stake in the Netherlands
  • Jul 1 Inquisitor Adrian Boeyens (pope Adrianus VI) becomes cardinal
  • Jul 9 Gelderse crowd robber murders population of Asperen
  • Aug 15 Seven Portuguese armed vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet Chinese officials at the Pearl River estuary.

Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

Oct 31 Martin Luther sends his 95 Theses to Albrecht von Brandenburg, the Archbishop of Mainz, precipitating the Protestant Reformation

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1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
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Birthdays in History

  • Mar 29 Carlo Carafa, Italian cardinal, born in Naples, Italy (d. 1561)
  • Jun 18 Emperor Ōgimachi, 106th Emperor of Japan (d. 1593)
  • Jun 29 Rembert Dodoens [Rembert Van Joenckema], Flemish physician and botanist, born in Mechelen, Spanish Netherlands (d. 1585)
  • Jul 10 Odet de Coligny, Cardinal of Châtillon and count of Beauvais, born in Châtillon-Coligny, France (d. 1571)
  • Jul 25 Jacques Peletier (du Mans), French poet and scientist, born in Le Mans, France (d. 1582)
  • Aug 20 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Spanish cardinal and viceroy of Naples (1571-75), born in Besançon, France (d. 1586)
  • Oct 18 Manoel da Nóbrega, Portuguese Jesuit in Brazil (d. 1570)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Hermann Vischer, the Younger, German bronze merchant, dies at 31
  • Mar 7 Maria of Aragon, queen of Portugal (1500-17), dies at 34
  • Apr 13 Tuman bay II, last Mamelukken sultan of Egypt, dies at 40
  • Sep 24 Frederik IV, of Baden, bishop of Utrecht, dies
  • Oct 2 John Murmelius, humanist/theory/school book writer, dies at about 37
  • Oct 31 Fra Bartolommeo, Italian artist, dies at 45
  • Nov 8 Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros, cardinal/Chancellor of Castilia, dies