What Happened In History Year 1517
Historical Events for the Year 1517
- 22nd January » The Ottoman Empire under Selim I defeats the Mamluk Sultanate (Cairo) or Mamluk Sultanate and captures present-day Egypt at the Battle of Ridaniya.
- 15th August » Seven Portuguese armed Watercraft vessels led by Fernão Pires de Andrade meet China Chinese officials at the Pearl River Delta Pearl River estuary.
- 31st October » Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
Famous Birthdays in 1517
- 18th June » Emperor Ōgimachi of Japan (d. 1593)
- 29th June » Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician and botanist (d. 1585)
- 10th July » Odet de Coligny, French cardinal (d. 1571)
- 20th August » Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, French cardinal (d. 1586)
- 18th October » Manuel da Nóbrega, Portuguese-Brazilian priest and missionary (d. 1570)
Famous Deaths in History for 1517
- 26th March » Heinrich Isaac, Flemish composer (b. 1450)
- 20th April » Bogdan III the One-Eyed, Romanian son of Stephen III of Moldavia (b. 1470)
- 8th November » Francisco Jiménez de Cisneros, Spanish cardinal (b. 1436)
- 25th November » Marcus Musurus, Greek philosopher and scholar (b. 1470)
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