Events in year of 1503

  • 01-20Casa Contratacion (Board of Trade) found (Spain) to deal with American affairs
  • 02-18Henry Tudor created Prince of Wales (later Henry VIII)
  • 05-10Columbus discovers Cayman Islands
  • 10-30Queen Isabella of Spain bans violence against indians
  • 11-11Pope Julius II elected
  • 12-29Battle at Carigliano: Spanish army beats France

People born in year of 1503

  • 01-11Francesco Parmigianino: Italian artist (Madonna with the Long Neck)
  • 03-10Ferdinand I: German Emperor (1558-64)
  • 03-19Benedetto Varchi: Italian humanist / historian (Storia Fiorentina)
  • 06-01Wilhelm von Grumbach: German lt col
  • 06-30Johan Frederik: Elector of Saxon (1532-47)
  • 08-12Christian III: King of Denmark / Norway (1534-59)
  • 11-17Il Bronzino: Florentine painter (Eleanor de Toledo and her Son)

People died in year of 1503

  • 02-04Queen Elizabeth: Consort of Henry VII of England
  • 02-11Elizabeth of York: Consort of King Henry VII, dies on 38th birthday
  • 02-15Henry Deane: Archbishop of Canterbury (1501-03)
  • 08-18Alexander VI [Rodrigo de Borja]: Spanish Pope (1492-1503)
  • 10-18Pius III [Francesco Todeschini]: Pope (9 / 22-10 / 18 / 1503)

Events in year of 1504

  • 01-01King Louis XII loses last bulwark in Naples, Caeta
  • 01-31By treaty of Lyons, French cede Naples to Ferdinand of Aragon
  • 02-29Columbus uses a lunar eclipse to frighten hostile Jamaican Indians
  • 03-31France and Spain signs ceasefire
  • 04-01English guilds / corp goes under state control
  • 04-23King Maximilian I routes troops to Bavaria
  • 09-22Settle engagement of Karel of Luxembourg and Claudia the Beaujeu
  • 10-12Queen Isabella I of Spain signs her testament

People born in year of 1504

  • 01-01Caspar Cruciger: German church Reformer
  • 01-17Pius V [Antonio Ghislieri]: Saint, Pope (1566-72)
  • 06-02George / Joris van Egmont: Bishop of Utrecht
  • 08-06Matthew "Nosey" Parker: Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 11-13Philip the Generous: Landgrave of Hesse

People died in year of 1504

  • 04-18Filippino Lippi: Painter, dies at about 52
  • 05-05Anton of Burgundy [the Great Bastard]: Knight, dies at about 82
  • 05-31Engelbert II: Earl of Nassau-Dillenburg-Dietz
  • 07-02Stefanus III Bogdanowitsj: Ruler of Moldavia (1457-1504)