1507


1507

Year 1507 was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events of 1507

January - June


* April - Martin Waldseemüller publishes his world map, naming the new continent America in honour of Amerigo Vespucci.

July - December


* August 20 - Guru Nanak Dev becomes the first guru and leader of the Sikh religion.

Undated

* King James IV grants a patent for the first printing press in Scotland to Walter Chapman and Andrew Myllar.
* The King of England prosecutes the Lords for keeping a private army, which might threaten his régime.
* Leonardo da Vinci completes the "Mona Lisa".
* Cardinal Cisneros is appointed major inquisitor of Castile.
* The Portuguese occupy Mozambique and the islands of Socotra and Lamu.
* Alfonso de Albuquerque becomes Viceroy of the Portuguese Empire in the East.
* The Aztec New Fire ceremony is held for the last time (according to Bernardino de Sahagún.

Arts and Literature

* Rafael paints his "Burial of Jesus".

Births


* March 7 - Magdalena of Saxony (d. 1534)
* September 16 - Jiajing Emperor of China (d. 1567)
* October 29 - Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Spanish general (d. 1582)
* December 18 - Ōuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (d. 1551)
*"date unknown"
**Bálint Bakfark, Hungarian composer (d. 1576)
**Guillaume Rondelet, French physician (d. 1566)
**Sir Ralph Sadler, English statesman (d. 1587)
**Johannes Sturm, German educator (d. 1589)
*"probable"
**Inés de Suárez, Spanish conquistadora (d. 1580)
** Anne Boleyn 2 wife Henry VIII

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Deaths


* March 12 - Cesare Borgia, Italian general and statesman (b. 1475)
* March 21 - Jan Feliks "Szram" Tarnowski, Polish nobleman (b. 1471)
* April 2 - Francis of Paola, Italian founder of the Order of the Minims (b. 1416)
* July 29 - Martin Behaim, German navigator and geographer (b. 1459)
* August 23 - Jean Molinet, French writer (b. 1435)
* August 24 - Cecily of York, English princess (b. 1469): "See also ."


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