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1518 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 18 Bona Sforza is crowned queen consort of Poland
  • Apr 27 Treaty of St Truiden: anti-French Trapdoors and Bourgondisch covenant
  • May 19 Public unveiling of Titian's masterpiece "Assumption of the Virgin" a painted altarpiece in the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice
  • Oct 2 English cardinal Thomas Wolsey makes European plan

Papal VisitThe Protestant Reformation

Oct 12 Pontifical ambassador interrogates Martin Luther

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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

  • Apr 22 Antoine of Navarre [de Bourbon], King of Navarre, 1555-62), born in La Fère, Picardy, France (d. 1562)
  • Jul 27 Elizabeth Talbot, Countess of Shrewsbury and builder of country houses, born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1608)
  • Aug 8 Conrad Lycosthenes, French-born German humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • Sep 29 Tintoretto, Italian Mannerist painter and notable exponent of the Renaissance school, born in Venice, Republic of Venice (d. 1594)
  • Dec 21 Mark van Vaernewijck, Habsburg historian, born in Ghent, County of Flanders, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1569)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 26 Giberto X, Italian mister of Correggio/husband of Veronica Gambara
  • Nov 20 Marmaduke Constable, English soldier (battle of Flodden), dies after swallowing a frog, at about 61