1501 (MDI ) was a common year starting on Friday (link will
display the full calendar) of the
Julian calendar .
* 1 Events
* 1.1 January–June
* 1.2 July–December
* 1.3 Date unknown
* 2 Births
* 3 Deaths
* 3.1 January–June
* 3.2 July–December
* 4 References
January 17 –
Cesare Borgia returns triumphantly to
Rome , from
March 25 – Portuguese navigator
João da Nova probably discovers
Ascension Island . It is definitely sighted and named on
May 20 ,
Feast of the Ascension ) by
Afonso de Albuquerque
Afonso de Albuquerque .
April : The Rebellion of the Alpujarras ends with the surrender of
the last Muslim insurgents in the
Alpujarra Mountains, who are given
the choice of expulsion or conversion to
May 15 –
Harmonice Musices Odhecaton , the first printed
collection of polyphonic music , is published by
Ottaviano Petrucci in
Ismail I is enthroned as Shah of
Azerbaijan , choosing
Tabriz as his capital, founding the Safavid Dynasty in northern
He declares Shi\'ism the official and compulsory religion, under
penalty of death.
July 21 – Portuguese explorer
Pedro Cabral returns to
from his expedition to Calicut (
Nicolau Coelho having arrived on June
July 27 – Copernicus is formally installed, as canon of
John, King of Denmark , Norway and Sweden is deposed from the
* Florentine political theorist, statesman, and writer Niccolò
Machiavelli marries Marietta Corsini, who will bear him six children.
August 27 –
Battle of the Siritsa River : The
Livonian Order ,
Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the Second
Muscovite–Lithuanian War , and commanded by
Wolter von Plettenberg ,
defeats an army of the
Grand Duchy of Moscow
Grand Duchy of Moscow and
Pskov Republic .
October 13 –
Treaty of Trente : Maximilian of Austria and Louis
France sign the treaty, with Austria recognizing all French
conquests in the northern territories of
October 30 – The
Banquet of Chestnuts is purportedly held by
Cesare Borgia , in the Papal Palace of
Rome (it should be noted,
however, that this account is not historical fact, and could be
attributed to enemies of Alexander VI).
November 1 (All Saints ) –
Amerigo Vespucci discovers and names
Baía de Todos os Santos , in
Battle of Mstislavl (Second Muscovite–Lithuanian War ): Grand
Prince Ivan 's Southern Muscovite army defeats the forces of the Grand
Duchy of Lithuania .
* Philip and
Joanna of Castile
Joanna of Castile leave for
November 12 –
Sten Sture the Elder
Sten Sture the Elder is elected Regent of Sweden
for the second time.
November 14 –
Arthur, Prince of Wales
Arthur, Prince of Wales , marries the Spanish
Catherine of Aragon .
November 24 – A large army of the
Grand Duchy of Moscow
Grand Duchy of Moscow overruns
Livonia during the Second Muscovite–Lithuanian War .
December 12 –
Alexander Jagiellon becomes King of Poland .
* The Swiss cantons of Basel and Schaffhausen join the Old Swiss
Gaspar Corte-Real , Portuguese navigator, makes the first
documented European landing in
North America since c.
Rodrigo de Bastidas , sailing westward from
Venezuela in search of
gold, becomes the first European to explore the
Isthmus of Panama .
Amerigo Vespucci maps the two stars
Alpha Centauri and Beta
Centauri , as well as the stars of the constellation
Crux , which are
below the horizon in
Michelangelo returns to his native
Florence , to begin work on the
statue David .
Italic type (cut by
Francesco Griffo ) is first used by Aldus
Manutius at the
Aldine Press in
Venice , in an edition of
Martin Luther enters the
University of Erfurt
University of Erfurt .
Isabella of Burgundy
January 16 –
Anthony Denny , confidant of Henry VIII of England
January 17 –
Leonhart Fuchs , German physician and botanist (d.
January 24 –
Jacob Milich , German astronomer and mathematician
February 24 –
Sixt Birck , German humanist (d.
March 21 –
Anne Brooke, Baroness Cobham , English noble (d. 1558
March 12 –
Pietro Andrea Mattioli , Italian scientist (d.
May 6 –
Pope Marcellus II (d.
May 17 –
Stanisław of Masovia , Polish duke (d.
July 10 –
Cho Shik , Korean Confucian scholar and politician (d.
July 18 –
Isabella of Burgundy , queen of Christian II of
August 17 –
Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg (d.
September 18 –
Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford , English
September 24 –
Gerolamo Cardano , Italian mathematician,
physician, astrologer and gambler (d.
September 26 –
Gian Gabriele I of Saluzzo , Italian abbot,
Marquess of Saluzzo (d.
November 14 –
Anna of Oldenburg , Regent of East Frisia from
1540 to 1561 (d.
December 2 –
Queen Munjeong , Korean queen (d.
* date unknown
Yi Hwang , Korean Confucian scholar (d.
Girolamo da Carpi , Italian painter (d.
Dawit II of Ethiopia
Dawit II of Ethiopia (d.
Bauck Poppema , Dutch noble and heroine
Anne Boleyn , second queen of
Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England (b. this year
1507 ; d.
Murakami Yoshikiyo , Japanese nobleman (d.
Nicholas Heath , archbishop of York and
Lord Chancellor (d.
Garcia de Orta
Garcia de Orta , Portuguese physician (d.
Hilaire Penet , French composer
Columba of Rieti
John I Albert
John I Albert Agostino
January 3 – Ali-Shir Nava\'i , Central Asian poet, politician
and writer (b.
January 5 –
John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham , English baron and
Lord High Treasurer (b.
January 25 –
Margaret of Bavaria, Electress Palatine , Princess
of Bavaria-Landshut (b.
February 1 –
Sigismund, Duke of Bavaria , German noble (b. 1439
March 4 –
Thihathura II of Ava (b.
John Doget , English diplomat
April 7 –
Minkhaung II , king of Ava (b.
April 23 –
Domenico della Rovere
Domenico della Rovere , Italian Catholic cardinal (b.
May 3 –
John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley , English
May 7 –
Giovanni Battista Zeno , Italian Catholic cardinal
May 20 –
Columba of Rieti , Italian Dominican tertiary Religious
June 8 –
George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly , Earl of Huntly and
Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b.