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1504

Year 1504 (MDIV) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Contents

January–June

  • January 1 – French troops of King Louis XII surrender Gaeta to the Spanish under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba.
  • January 21 – After the death of Sten Sture the Elder on December 14 the year before, Svante Nilsson is elected new Regent of Sweden.
  • January 31 – Treaty of Lyon: France cedes Naples to Ferdinand II of Aragon who becomes King of Naples as Ferdinand III.
  • February 29 – Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse this night to convince Jamaican tribesmen to provide him with supplies.
  • April 1 – English guilds subject to state control.
  • April 23 – Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, routes troops to Bavaria.
  • July–December

  • September 8 – Michelangelo's sculpture of David is erected in Florence.
  • September 22 – A settled engagement is arranged between Karel of Luxembourg and Claudia the Beaujeu.
  • September 22 – Treaty of Blois: Philip I of Castile, Maximilian I and Louis XII agree terms.
  • October 12 – Isabella I of Castile signs her testament.
  • November 7 – Christopher Columbus returns to Spain from his fourth voyage, during which he and his younger son, Ferdinand, explored the coast of Central America from Belize to Panama.
  • November 26 – Isabella I of Castile, Catholic Queen of Castile and Aragon, dies, ending her patronage for Columbus. The Crown of Castile passes to her daughter Joanna.
  • about December 8: Islamic scholar Ahmad ibn Abi Jum'ah issued the Oran fatwa for Muslims in Spain. (1 Rajab 910 AH in Hijri calendar, Gregorian date is approximate)
  • Date unknown

  • Babur besieges and captures Kabul.
  • Islamization of the Sudan region: A Funj leader, Amara Dunqas, founds the Sultanate of Sennar.
  • Sheikh Ahmad, final leader of the Great Horde, is last heard of as a Lithuanian prisoner at Vilnius.
  • Juan de la Cosa begins his first independent voyage, to the Isthmus of Panama.
  • In Florence, Leonardo da Vinci and Niccolò Machiavelli become involved in a scheme to divert the Arno river, cutting the water supply to Pisa to force its surrender: Colombino, the project foreman, fails to follow da Vinci’s design, and the project is a major failure.
  • Venetian ambassadors suggest to Turkey the construction of a Suez Canal.
  • Aldus Manutius publishes his edition of Demosthenes in Venice.
  • Matthias Grünewald paints a Crucifixion.
  • The Signoria of Florence commissions both Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo to paint the walls of the Grand Council Chamber in the Palazzo Vecchio.
  • Raphael paints The Marriage of the Virgin, which exemplifies some major principles of High Renaissance art.
  • Births

  • January 1 – Caspar Creuziger, German humanist (d. 1548)
  • January 17 – Pope Pius V (d. 1572)
  • January 28 – Anna II, Princess-Abbess of Quedlinburg, German noblewoman, reigning from 1516 until her death (d. 1574)
  • February 3 – Scipione Rebiba, Italian cardinal (d. 1577)
  • March 31 – Guru Angad, Indian religious leader (d. 1552)
  • April 12 – Alessandro Campeggio, Italian cardinal (d. 1554)
  • April 30 – Francesco Primaticcio, Italian painter (d. 1570)
  • May 5 – Stanislaus Hosius, Polish cardinal (d. 1579)
  • May 29 – Antun Vrančić, Croatian archbishop (d. 1573)
  • June 24 – Johannes Mathesius, German theologian (d. 1565)
  • July 18 – Heinrich Bullinger, Swiss religious reformer (d. 1575)
  • August 1 – Dorothea of Denmark, Duchess of Prussia, Danish princess (d. 1547)
  • August 6 – Matthew Parker, English Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1574)
  • September 4 – John V, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst, Prince of Anahlt-Dessau (1516–1544) and Anhalt-Zerbst (1544–1551) (d. 1551)
  • September 20 – Philip III, Count of Nassau-Weilburg (d. 1559)
  • October 29 – Shin Saimdang, Korean calligraphist and noted poet (d. 1551)
  • November – Giovanni Battista Giraldi, Italian novelist and poet (d. 1573)
  • November 13 – Philip I, Landgrave of Hesse (d. 1567)
  • December – Nicholas Udall, English playwright and schoolmaster (d. 1556)
  • December 31 – Beatrice of Portugal, Duchess of Savoy (d. 1538)
  • date unknown
  • Ali ibn Ahmad al-Samhudi (علي بن أحمد السمهودي), Sunni Islamic scholar, author of Wafa al-Wafa bi akhbar Dar al-Mustafa
  • John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English Tudor nobleman and politician (executed 1553)
  • Patrick Hamilton, Scottish churchman and Reformer (burned at the stake 1528)
  • Dirk Philips, early Dutch Anabaptist writer and theologian (d. 1568)
  • Deaths

  • January 9 – Gaspare Nadi, Italian builder (b. 1418)
  • January 27 – Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo (b. 1438)
  • April – Filippino Lippi, Italian painter (b. 1457)
  • May 31 – Engelbert II of Nassau (b. 1451)
  • June – Lê Hiến Tông, Emperor of the Lê dynasty
  • June 19 – Bernhard Walther, German astronomer and humanist (b. 1430)
  • July 2 – Stephen the Great, Prince of Moldova (b. 1434)
  • July 29 – Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby (b. 1435)
  • August – Domenico Maria Novara da Ferrara, Italian astronomer (b. 1454)
  • August 20 – Ruprecht of the Palatinate (Bishop of Freising) (b. 1481)
  • September 9 – Bartolomeo della Rocca ("Cocles"), astrologer (b. 1467)
  • September 10 – Philibert II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1480)
  • September 15 – Elisabeth of Bavaria (b. 1478)
  • November 26 – Queen Isabella I of Castile (b. 1451)
  • December – Lê Túc Tông, Emperor of the Lê dynasty
  • December 21 – Berthold von Henneberg, German archbishop and elector (b. 1442)
  • date unknown
  • Abdal-Karim Khan Astrakhani, Khan of Astrakhan
  • Abu Abdallah IV, Sultan of Tlemcen
  • Abu Abd Allah al-Sheikh Muhammad ibn Yahya, first Wattasid Sultan of Morocco and King of Fez
  • Éamonn Mág Samhradháin, Lord of Tullyhaw
  • Fathullah Imad-ul-Mulk, founder of the Berar Sultanate
  • Garci Rodríguez de Montalvo, Spanish author
  • Qasim Barid I, founder of the Bidar Sultanate
  • Vira Ravi Ravi Varma, Raja of Venad
  • Choe Bu, Korean official and venturer to China (b. 1454)
  • References

    1504 Wikipedia


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