What Happened In History Year 1500

Historical Events for the Year 1500

  • 5th January » Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan.
  • 26th January » Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil.
  • 17th February » Duke Frederick I of Denmark called Friedrich and Duke John of Denmark named Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt.
  • 9th March » The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
  • 29th March » Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General of the Church called Captain General and Gonfalonier of the Church called Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna.
  • 10th April » Ludovico Sforza is captured by Switzerland named Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French.
  • 22nd April » Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil.
  • 11th November » Treaty of Granada (1500) e.g Treaty of Granada Louis XII of France and Ferdinand II of Aragon agree to divide the Kingdom of Naples between them.
  • 24th December » A joint Venetian–Spanish fleet Siege of the Castle of St. George known as captures the Castle of St. George on the island of Cephalonia.

Famous Birthdays in 1500

  • 22nd February » Rodolfo Pio da Carpi, Italian cardinal (d. 1564)
  • 24th February » Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1558)
  • 12th April » Joachim Camerarius, German scholar (d. 1574)
  • 23rd April » Alexander Ales, Scottish theologian (d. 1565)
  • 3rd November » Benvenuto Cellini, Italian sculptor and painter (d. 1571)

Famous Deaths in History for 1500

  • 29th May » Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer (b. 1451)
  • 15th September » John Morton (cardinal) known as John Morton, English cardinal (b. 1420)
  • 1st October » John Alcock (bishop) named John Alcock, English bishop (b. 1430)
  • 21st October » Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado of Japan (b. 1442)

Historical events for the year 1500 by month