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  1. 1508 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1508

    阳土龙年. (male Earth- Dragon) 1635 or 1254 or 482. Wikimedia Commons has media related to 1508. December: Sistine Chapel. Year 1508 ( MDVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar .

  2. 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)
  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. 1568 - Wikipedia › wiki › AD_1568
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    January 6–13 – In the Eastern Hungarian Kingdom, the delegates of Unio Trium Nationum to the Diet of Torda make Europe's first declaration of religious freedom, adopted on January 28 as the Edict o...
    February 17 – Treaty of Adrianople (sometimes called the Peace of Adrianople): The Habsburgs agree to pay tribute to the Ottomans.
    March 23 – The Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. Again Catherine de' Medici and Charles IXmake substantial concessions to the Huguenots.
    May 2 – Mary, Queen of Scots, escapes from Loch Leven Castle.
    July 21 – Battle of Jemmingen: The main Spanish army of the Duke of Alvautterly defeats Louis of Nassau's invading army, in the Northeastern Netherlands.
    August 18 – The Third War of Religion begins in France, after an unsuccessful attempt by the Royalists to capture Condéand Coligny, the Huguenot leaders.
    September 24 – Battle of San Juan de Ulúa (Anglo-Spanish War): In the Gulf of Mexico, a Spanish fleet forces English privateers under John Hawkinsto end their campaign.
    September 29 – The Swedish king Eric XIV is deposed by his half-brothers John and Charles. John proclaims himself king John III the next day.
    The Russo-Turkish Warbegins in Astrakhan.
    Ashikaga Yoshiaki is installed as Shōgun, beginning the Azuchi–Momoyama periodin Japan.
    Akbar the Great of the Mughal Empire besieges and captures the massive Chittor Fort, in northern India.
    Polybius' The Histories are first translated into English, by Christopher Watson.
  5. 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)
  6. Holy Roman Emperor - Wikipedia › wiki › Holy_Roman_Emperor

    The Holy Roman Emperor's standard designation was "August Emperor of the Romans" (Romanorum Imperator Augustus). When Charlemagne was crowned in 800, he was styled as "most serene Augustus, crowned by God, great and pacific emperor, governing the Roman Empire," thus constituting the elements of "Holy" and "Roman" in the imperial title.

  7. Kandahar - Wikipedia › wiki › Kandahar

    Kandahar is one of the most culturally significant cities of the Pashtuns and has been their traditional seat of power for more than 300 years. It is a major trading center for sheep, wool, cotton, silk, felt, food grains, fresh and dried fruit, and tobacco. The region produces fine fruits, especially pomegranates and grapes, and the city has ...

  8. List of Latin phrases (I) - Simple English Wikipedia, the ... › wiki › Id_est

    From Gerhard Gerhards' (1466–1536) [better known as Erasmus] collection of annotated Adagia (1508). It can mean attacking the work or personality of deceased person. Alternatively, it can be used to describe criticism of an individual already heavily criticised by others.

  9. NJAB - Legendary Tarshish? Searching for a real place. › tarshish

    35. Quote from the Commentaries of Jewish-Portuguese scholar, Bible apologist, and statesman Isaac Abravanel (alt. Isaac ben Judah Abarbanel or Abravanel), who lived 1437-1508 AD. For someone who lived close southern Spain, he saw no merit in identifying Tarshish with nearby Huelva or Cadiz. 36.

  10. Pages from English Wikipedia with more than 1000 hits in Feb ... › wiki › Pages_from_English

    Apr 24, 2021 · Pages from English Wikipedia with more than 1000 hits in Feb 2004. ... 1508 Bowling_for_Columbine; ... 1052 Ad_hominem; 1052 Factorial;

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