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Year 1501
1501
(MDI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Contents

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

Events[edit] January–June[edit]

January 17 Cesare Borgia
Cesare Borgia
returns triumphantly to Rome, from Romagna. March 25 – Portuguese navigator João da Nova
João da Nova
probably discovers Ascension Island.[1] It is definitely sighted and named on May 20, 1503
1503
(Feast of the Ascension) by Afonso de Albuquerque.[2] April: The Rebellion of the Alpujarras ends with the surrender of the last Muslim insurgents in the Alpujarra
Alpujarra
Mountains, who are given the choice of expulsion or conversion to Christianity.[3] May 15 – Harmonice Musices Odhecaton, the first printed collection of polyphonic music, is published by Ottaviano Petrucci in Venice.

July–December[edit]

July
July
Ismail I
Ismail I
is enthroned as Shah of Azerbaijan, choosing Tabriz as his capital, founding the Safavid Dynasty in northern Iran. He declares Shi'ism
Shi'ism
the official and compulsory religion, under penalty of death. July
July
21 – Portuguese explorer Pedro Cabral
Pedro Cabral
returns to Lisbon, from his expedition to Calicut ( Nicolau Coelho
Nicolau Coelho
having arrived on June 23). July
July
27 – Copernicus is formally installed, as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral. August

John, King of Denmark, Norway and Sweden is deposed from the Swedish throne. Florentine political theorist, statesman, and writer Niccolò Machiavelli marries Marietta Corsini, who will bear him six children.

August
August
27 – Battle of the Siritsa River: The Livonian Order, supporting the 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 XII of France
France
sign the treaty, with Austria recognizing all French conquests in the northern territories of Italy. October 30 – The Banquet of Chestnuts is purportedly held by Cesare Borgia, in the Papal Palace of Rome
Rome
(this account is not historical fact, and could be attributed to enemies of Alexander VI). November 1 (All Saints) – Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
discovers and names Baía de Todos os Santos, in Brazil. November 4

Battle of Mstislavl (Second Muscovite–Lithuanian War): Grand Prince Ivan's Southern Muscovite army defeats the forces of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.[4] Philip and Joanna of Castile
Joanna of Castile
leave for Spain.

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, marries the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragon. November 24 – A large army of the Grand Duchy of Moscow
Grand Duchy of Moscow
overruns Livonia
Livonia
during the Second Muscovite–Lithuanian War.[4] December 12 Alexander Jagiellon
Alexander Jagiellon
becomes King of Poland.

Date unknown[edit]

The Swiss cantons of Basel and Schaffhausen join the Old Swiss Confederacy. Gaspar Corte-Real, Portuguese navigator, makes the first documented European landing in North America
North America
since c. 1000
1000
A.D. Rodrigo de Bastidas, sailing westward from Venezuela
Venezuela
in search of gold, becomes the first European to explore the Isthmus of Panama. Amerigo Vespucci
Amerigo Vespucci
maps the two stars Alpha Centauri
Alpha Centauri
and Beta Centauri, as well as the stars of the constellation Crux, which are below the horizon in Europe. Michelangelo
Michelangelo
returns to his native Florence, to begin work on the statue David. Italic type
Italic type
(cut by Francesco Griffo) is first used by Aldus Manutius at the Aldine Press
Aldine Press
in Venice, in an edition of Virgil. Martin Luther
Martin Luther
enters the University of Erfurt.

Births[edit]

Isabella of Burgundy

Gerolamo Cardano

January 16 – Anthony Denny, confidant of Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England
(d. 1559) January 17 – Leonhart Fuchs, German physician and botanist (d. 1566) January 24 – Jacob Milich, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1559) February 24 – Sixt Birck, German humanist (d. 1554) March 21 – Anne Brooke, Baroness Cobham, English noble (d. 1558) March 12 – Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Italian scientist (d. 1577) May 6 Pope Marcellus II
Pope Marcellus II
(d. 1555) May 17 – Stanisław of Masovia, Polish duke (d. 1524) July
July
10 – Cho Shik, Korean Confucian scholar and politician (d. 1572) July
July
18 – Isabella of Burgundy, queen of Christian II of Denmark
Christian II of Denmark
(d. 1526) August
August
17 – Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
Philipp II, Count of Hanau-Münzenberg
(d. 1529) September 18 – Henry Stafford, 1st Baron Stafford, English baron (d. 1563) September 24 – Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician, physician, astrologer and gambler (d. 1576) September 26 – Gian Gabriele I of Saluzzo, Italian abbot, Marquess of Saluzzo (d. 1548) November 14 – Anna of Oldenburg, Regent of East Frisia from 1540
1540
to 1561 (d. 1575) December 2 – Queen Munjeong, Korean queen (d. 1565) date unknown

Yi Hwang, Korean Confucian scholar (d. 1570) Girolamo da Carpi, Italian painter (d. 1556) Dawit II of Ethiopia
Dawit II of Ethiopia
(d. 1540) Bauck Poppema, Dutch noble and heroine Anne Boleyn, second queen of Henry VIII of England
Henry VIII of England
(b. this year or 1507; d. 1536) Murakami Yoshikiyo, Japanese nobleman (d. 1573)

probable

Nicholas Heath, archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor
Lord Chancellor
(d. 1578) Garcia de Orta, Portuguese physician (d. 1568) Hilaire Penet, French composer

Deaths[edit]

Columba of Rieti

John I Albert

Agostino Barbarigo

January–June[edit]

January 3 – Ali-Shir Nava'i, Central Asian poet, politician and writer (b. 1441) January 5 – John Dynham, 1st Baron Dynham, English baron and Lord High Treasurer (b. 1433) January 25 – Margaret of Bavaria, Electress Palatine, Princess of Bavaria-Landshut (b. 1456) February 1 – Sigismund, Duke of Bavaria, German noble (b. 1439) March 4 Thihathura II of Ava (b. 1474) April
April
– John Doget, English diplomat April
April
7 – Minkhaung II, king of Ava (b. 1446) April
April
23 – Domenico della Rovere, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1442) May 3 – John Devereux, 8th Baron Ferrers of Chartley, English baron (b. 1463) May 7 – Giovanni Battista Zeno, Italian Catholic cardinal May 20 – Columba of Rieti, Italian Dominican tertiary Religious Sister (b. 1467) June 8 – George Gordon, 2nd Earl of Huntly, Earl of Huntly and Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. 1440) June 17 John I Albert
John I Albert
of Poland (b. 1459)

July–December[edit]

August
August
15 – Constantine Lascaris, Greek scholar and grammarian September 20

Agostino Barbarigo, Doge of Venice Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, stepson of Edward IV of England (b. 1457)

September 26 – Džore Držić, Croatian poet and playwright (b. 1461) September 29 – Andrew Stewart, Scottish bishop (b. 1442) November 19 – Amalia of Saxony, Duchess of Bavaria-Landshut (b. 1436) probable – Gaspar Corte-Real, Portuguese explorer (b. 1450)

References[edit]

^ Albuquerque, Afonso de (2001). The commentaries of the great Afonso Dalboquerque, second viceroy of India, Adamant Media Corporation, p.xx. Issue 55. ISBN 1-4021-9511-7. ^ "Ascension History". Mysterra Magazine. Retrieved December 9, 2011.  ^ Lea, Henry Charles (1901). The Moriscos of Spain: Their Conversion and Expulsion. Lea Brothers & Company. p. 40.  ^ a b "Ivan III Vasil'yevich (1440–1505)". Russia – Rulers. Xenophon Group International. Retrieved Ju

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