Events in year of 1501

  • 01-17Cesare Borgia returns in triumph to Rome from Romagna
  • 04-23Portuguese navigator Pedro Cabral and 6 ships return to Lisbon
  • 05-20Joao da Nova Castell discovers Ascension Islands
  • 07-15Explorer Pedro Cabral back in Lisbon
  • 07-27Copernicus formally installed as canon of Frauenberg Cathedral
  • 10-13Maximilian of Austria and Louis XII sign Treaty of Trente
  • 11-04Philip de Blank and Juana "la Loca" depart to Spain

People born in year of 1501

  • 01-17Leonhard Fuchs: Germany -- Botanist (History of Plants)
  • 02-24Sixtus Birck [Xystus Betulius]: German writer (Suzanna)
  • 05-06Marcellus II [Marcello Cervini]: Italy -- Humanist / Pope (1555, 22 days)
  • 09-24Girolamo Cardano: Italy -- Mathematician / Astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)

People died in year of 1501

  • 03-20Jean Carondelet: Lawyer / chancellor of Burgundy (1480-96), dies at 72
  • 05-22Robert Gaguin: French writer / diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66
  • 06-17Jan I Olbracht: King of Poland
  • 09-25Dzore Drzic: Croatish poet

Events in year of 1502

  • 01-01Portuguese navigators discover Rio de Janeiro
  • 02-12Granada: Moslems forced to convert to Catholicism
  • 02-25Austrian Emperor Maximilian I reformats government machine
  • 03-11Tebriz: Shah Ismail I of Persia crowned
  • 05-09Columbus left Spain on his 4th and final trip to New World
  • 05-11Columbus begins 4th and last trip to "Indies"
  • 05-21Portuguese Admiral Da Nova discovers St. Helena
  • 06-19Emperor Maximilian I and England sign treaty of Antwerp
  • 08-08Jacobus IV of Scotland marries Margaretha Tudor
  • 09-18Christopher Columbus lands at Costa Rica on his 4th and last voyage
  • 10-16Storm ravages Friese coast
  • 12-31Cesare Borgia (son of Pope Alexander VI) occupies Urbino

People born in year of 1502

  • 01-10Hendrik Niclaes: German / Dutch Merchant / cult leader (Children of God)
  • 06-07Gregory XIII: Pope, introduced Gregorian calendar in 1582
  • 07-27Pier Francesco Corteccia: Composer
  • 08-04Pieter Coecke van Aelst: Flemish painter / carpet designer

People died in year of 1502

  • 01-01Gregorius XIII [Ugo Buoncampagni]: Italy -- Pope (1572-85)
  • 02-01Olivier de la Marche: Flemish writer / Poet / governor
  • 04-15Jan IV Chalon: Prince of Orange
  • 12-23Margaretha: English Princess of Burgundy, dies at 57