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  1. 1508 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1508

    Year 1508 (MDVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

  2. Age of Discovery - Wikipedia › wiki › Age_of_Discovery

    The Age of Discovery, or the Age of Exploration (sometimes also, particularly regionally, Age of Contact or Contact Period), is an informal and loosely defined term for the early modern period approximately from the 15th century to the 18th century in European history, in which sea-faring European nations explored regions across the globe.

  3. 1507 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1507
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    1. April 25 – Martin Waldseemüller publishes his Cosmographiae Introductio ("Introduction to Universal Cosmography") and accompanying wall map, the first to show the Americas as a separate continent, naming them in honour of Amerigo Vespucci, his friend and idol.


    1. July 4 – Martin Luther is ordained a priest of the Catholic Church. 2. August 20 – Guru Nanak Dev becomes the first guru, and leader, of the Sikhreligion. 3. October – The Portuguese conquers the island of Ormuz in the Persian Gulf.

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    1. The Timurid Dynasty ends, when Uzbeks under Muhammad Shaybani capture the capital, Herat, and Emir Badi' al-Zaman Mirzaflees. 2. The Portuguese occupy Mozambique, and the islands of Socotra and Lamu. 3. The Portuguese founded the town of Stone Townin Mozambique. 4. Cardinal Cisneros is appointed major inquisitor of Castile. 5. King Henry VII of Englandprosecutes lords for keeping private armies, which might threaten his régime. 6. King James IV grants a patent for the first printing press...

    January 1 – Anna of Brandenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg-Güstrow (d. 1567)
    January 18 – Ferdinando Sanseverino, Prince of Salerno (d. 1572)
    January 25 – Johannes Oporinus, Swiss printer (d. 1568)
    January 17 – Henry IV of Neuhaus (b. 1442)
    March 12 – Cesare Borgia, Italian general and statesman. (b. 1475)
    March 21 – Jan Feliks "Szram" Tarnowski, Polish nobleman (b. 1471)
    April 1 – Sigismondo d'Este, Italian nobleman (b. 1433)
  4. 1509 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1509
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    1. February 3 – Battle of Diu: The Portuguesedefeat a coalition of Indians, Muslims and Italians. 2. April 21 – Henry VIII becomes King of England (for 38 years) on the death of his father, Henry VII. 3. April 27 – Pope Julius II places Venice under interdict and excommunication, for refusing to cede part of Romagnato papal control. 4. May 14 – Battle of Agnadello: French forces defeat the Venetians. 5. June 11 5.1. Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon. 5.2. Luca Pacioli's De div...


    1. July 26 – Krishnadevaraya ascends the throne of the Vijayanagara Empire. 2. September 10 – The Constantinople earthquakedestroys 109 mosques and kills an estimated 10,000 people. 3. September 11 – Portuguese fidalgo Diogo Lopes de Sequeira becomes the first European to reach Malacca, having crossed the Gulf of Bengal. 4. November 4 – Afonso de Albuquerquebecomes the governor of the Portuguese settlements in India.

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    1. Erasmus writes his most famous work, In Praise of Folly. 2. St Paul's School, London is founded by John Colet, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral. 3. Royal Grammar School, Guildford, England, is founded under the will of Robert Beckingham. 4. Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, England, is founded as a grammar school for boys. 5. Basil Solomon becomes Syriac Orthodox Maphrian of the East.

    January 1 – Guillaume Le Testu, French privateer (d. 1573)
    January 2 – Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (d. 1572)
    January 3 – Gian Girolamo Albani, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1591)
    January 25 – Giovanni Morone, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1580)
    January – Adam Kraft, sculptor and architect
    January 27 – John I, Count Palatine of Simmern (1480–1509) (b. 1459)
    March 14 – Giovanni Antonio Sangiorgio, Italian cardinal
    April 21 – King Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
  5. 1588 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1588
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    1. February – The Sinhalese abandon the siege of Colombo, capital of Portuguese Ceylon. 2. February 9 – The sudden death of Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, in the midst of preparations for the Spanish Armada, forces King Philip II of Spain to re-allocate the command of the fleet. 3. April 14 (April 4 Old Style) – Christian IV becomes king of Denmark–Norway, upon the death of his father, Frederick II. 4. May 12 – Day of the Barricades in Paris: Henry I, Duke of Guise seizes the cit...


    1. July– King Henry III of France capitulates to the Duke of Guise, and returns to Paris. 2. July 31 – The first engagement between the English and Spanish fleets (off of Plymouth) results in a victory for the English, under command of Lord Howard of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake. 3. August 2 – The English fleet defeats the Spanish fleet, off the Isle of Portland. 4. August 6 (July 29 Old Style) – Battle of Gravelines: The Spanish Armada is defeated by the English naval force off the coast...


    1. William Morgan's Welsh translation of the Bibleis published. 2. The Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I of Englandis created, to celebrate the English defeat of the Spanish Armada, and to assert the strength of Elizabeth herself. 1. Sword huntin Japan.


    1. January 4 – Arnold Vinnius, Dutch lawyer (d. 1657) 2. January 6 – Elizabeth Stanley, Countess of Huntingdon, English noblewoman and writer (d. 1633) 3. January 20 – Francesco Gessi, Italian painter (d. 1649) 4. February 2 – Georg II of Fleckenstein-Dagstuhl, German nobleman (d. 1644) 5. February 15 – Benjamin Bramer, German mathematician (d. 1652) 6. March 12 – Herman de Neyt, Flemish painter (d. 1642) 7. March 21 – Egon VIII of Fürstenberg-Heiligenberg, Bavarian count and field-marshal (d...


    1. July 7 – Wolrad IV, Count of Waldeck-Eisenberg (1588–1640) (d. 1640) 2. July 29 – William Spring of Pakenham, Member of Parliament (d. 1638) 3. August 25 – Elizabeth Poole, English settler in Plymouth Colony (d. 1654) 4. August – François de La Mothe Le Vayer, French writer (d. 1672) 5. September 1 – Henri, Prince of Condé (d. 1646) 6. September 8 – Marin Mersenne, French theologian (d. 1648) 7. September 10 – Nicholas Lanier, English composer (d. 1666) 8. September 13 – Edward Vaux, 4th B...

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    1. John Danvers, English politician (d. 1655) 2. John Endecott, English politician (d. 1665) 2.1. Robert Filmer, English political writer (d. 1653) 2.2. Accepted Frewen, English churchman (d. 1664) 2.3. Madame Ke, influential nanny of the Tianqi Emperor of China (approximately; d. 1627) 2.4. Francis Higginson, colonial American Puritan (d. 1630) 2.5. Jan Janssonius, Dutch cartographer (d. 1664) 2.6. Catherine de Vivonne, marquise de Rambouillet (d. 1665) 2.7. John Winthrop, influential Purita...

    January 17 – Qi Jiguang, Chinese general (b. 1528)
    February 9 – Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquis of Santa Cruz, Spanish admiral (b. 1526)
    February 24 – Johann Weyer, Dutch physician and occultist (b. 1515)
    March 3 – Henry XI of Legnica, Duke of Legnica (b. 1539)
  6. 1506 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1506
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    1. January 14 – The classical statue of Laocoön and His Sons is unearthed in Rome. On the recommendation of Giuliano da Sangallo and Michelangelo, Pope Julius II purchases it, and places it on public display in the Vaticana month later. 2. January 22 – The Swiss Guard arrives at the Vatican, to serve as permanent ceremonial and palace guards under Pope Julius II. 3. April 18 – Pope Julius II lays the foundation stone of the new (current) St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, replacing the Old St. Pet...


    1. August 6 – Battle of Kletsk: The Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeats the Tatars of the Crimean Khanate. 2. August 19 – Sigismund I the Oldsucceeds his brother, as king of Poland. 3. November 6 – Pope Julius II personally leads his troops into Bologna, retaking the city from the excommunicated tyrant Giovanni II Bentivoglio.

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    1. The Portuguese mariner Tristão da Cunha sights the islands of Tristan da Cunha, naming them after himself. 2. In Ming Dynasty China, the costs of the courier system are met by a tax in silver on land, instead of corvéelabor service. 3. Duarte Barbosa returns to Lisbon. 4. Johannes Trithemius becomes abbot of the monastery of St. Jacob, at Würzburg. 5. Leonardo da Vinci completes most of his work on the Mona Lisa.

    February – George Buchanan, Scottish humanist scholar (d. 1582)
    February 2 – René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (d. 1583)
    February 15 – Juliana of Stolberg, German countess (d. 1580)
    March 3 – Luís of Portugal, Duke of Beja (d. 1555)
    January 21 – Johann IV Roth, German Roman Catholic bishop (b. 1426)
    May 4 – Sultan Husayn Mirza Bayqara, Timurid ruler of Herat (b. 1438)
    May 20 – Christopher Columbus, Italian explorer (b. c.1451)
    August 15 – Alexander Agricola, Flemish composer (b. c. 1445)
  7. Categoria:1508 - Vicipaedia › wiki › Categoria:1508

    Paginae in categoria "1508" Huic categoriae sunt hae 2 paginae ex omnino 2 paginis.

  8. 1196 - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia › wiki › 1196

    阴木兔年. (female Wood- Rabbit) 1322 or 941 or 169. — to —. 阳火龙年. (male Fire- Dragon) 1323 or 942 or 170. 1196 ( MCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar, the 1196th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 196th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 12th century, and ...

  9. 1197 - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia › wiki › 1197

    阳火龙年. (male Fire- Dragon) 1323 or 942 or 170. — to —. 阴火蛇年. (female Fire- Snake) 1324 or 943 or 171. 1197 ( MCXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1197th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 197th year of the 2nd millennium, the 97th year of the 12th century ...

  10. John Fisher - Wikipedia › wiki › John_Fisher

    John Fisher. For other uses, see John Fisher (disambiguation). John Fisher (c. 19 October 1469 – 22 June 1535) was an English Catholic bishop, cardinal, and theologian. Fisher was also an academic, and eventually served as Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He was canonized a saint by Pope Pius XI.

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