1518


1518

Year 1518 (MDXVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events of 1518

January - June


* April 18 - Bona Sforza is crowned as Queen of Poland.
* May 26 - A Transit of Venus occurs.

July - December


* July – Dancing Plague of 1518, a case of dancing mania in Strasbourg in which many people died from constant dancing.
* October 3 - The Treaty of London temporarily ensures peace in Western Europe.
* November 10 - Catherine of Aragon gives birth to a daughter, who dies shortly afterwards.

Undated

* A plague of tropical fire ants devastates crops on Hispaniola.
* The Manchester Grammar School opens.
* The African slave trade begins.

Births


* April 22 - Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (d. 1610)
* August 8 - Conrad Lycosthenes, humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
*"date unknown"
**James Halyburton, Scottish reformer (d. 1589)
**Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (d. 1581)
**Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (d. 1585)
**Tintoretto, Italian painter (d. 1594)
**Li Shizhen, Chinese physician, pharmacologist, and mineralogist (d. 1593): "See also ."

Deaths


* August 16 - Loyset Compère, French composer (b. c. 1445)
* August 27 - Giovanna of Naples, queen consort of Naples (b. 1478)
* November 20
**Marmaduke Constable, English soldier (b. c. 1455)
**Pierre de La Rue, Flemish composer (b. c. 1452)
* November 24 - Vannozza dei Cattanei, mistress of Pope Alexander VI (b. 1442)
* December 5 - Gian Giacomo Trivulzio, military commander (b. c. 1440)
*"date unknown"
**Moxammat Amin of Kazan, khan of Kazan (b. c. 1469)
**Kabir, Indian mystic (b. 1440)
**Aruj, Ottoman Corsair, brother of Khair ad-Din
**Muhammad ibn Azhar ad-Din, sultan of Adal (assassinated) (b. c. 1473)

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