Events in History in 1512

  • Feb 5 French troops under Gaston de Foix rescue Bologna, which was under siege from a combined Papal-Spanish army
  • Feb 16 Battle at Valeggio: French troops beat Venetianen
  • Feb 19 French troops under Gaston de Foix occupy Brescia

Battle of Ravenna

Apr 11 Battle of Ravenna: French forces under Gaston de Foix defeat the Holy League in a major battle of the Italian Wars

Fifth Council of the Lateran

May 3 Pope Julius II opens the Fifth Council of Lateran at St. John Lateran Basilica in Rome

  • Aug 10 Battle of Saint-Mathieu (also called the Battle of Brest): an English fleet of 25 ships commanded by Sir Edward Howard and a Franco-Breton fleet of 22 ships commanded by René de Clermont.

Event of Interest

Oct 19 Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia)

Event of Interest

Nov 1 Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited

Event of Interest

Nov 7 Medici's discharge Niccolo Machiavelli from Florence

  • Dec 27 Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regards to native Indians in the New World