On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1505

  • Feb 4 Joan of France, Queen of France (1498) and Catholic saint who founded several religious orders, dies at 40
  • Jun 8 Hongzhi, Emperor of China, 10th Emperor of Ming Dynasty (1487-1505), dies at 34
  • Oct 21 Paul Scriptoris, German mathematician

Ivan the Great

Oct 27 Ivan the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow and Russia (1462-1505) who conquered Lithuania, dies at 65

  • Dec 18 John IX van Horne, prince-bishop of Lieges, executed