Events in History in 1513

Royal Coronation

Jan 20 Christian II succeeds Johan I as Danish and Norwegian king

Historic Event

Mar 11 Giovanni de' Medici chosen Pope Leo X

Historic Expedition

Mar 27 Spaniard Juan Ponce de León and his expedition first sight Florida

  • Apr 2 Explorer Juan Ponce de León claims Florida for Spain as the first known European to reach Florida
  • Jun 6 Battle of Novara, the War of the League of Cambrai: the Swiss Confederacy defeat the French

Victory in Battle

Aug 16 Battle of the Spurs at Guinegate (now Eguinegatte): Henry VIII of England and Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I beat France

Victory in Battle

Sep 9 Battle of Flodden: English forces defeat the Scots near Branxton in Northumberland and kill King James IV of Scotland, the last monarch in Great Britain to be killed in battle

Royal Coronation

Sep 21 James V crowned King of Scotland in the Chapel Royal at Stirling Castle, aged 17 months

  • Sep 23 King Henry III & Emperor Maximilian conquer Doornik
  • Sep 25 Spanish explorer Vasco Nunez de Balboa crosses the Panama Isthmus becoming first European to see the Pacific Ocean
  • Oct 7 Battle of La Motta: Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona defeat the Venetians.