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1509

Year 1509 (MDIX) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Contents

January–June

  • February 3 – Battle of Diu: The Portuguese defeat a coalition of Indians, Muslims and Italians.
  • April 21 – Henry VIII becomes King of England (for 38 years) on the death of his father, Henry VII.
  • April 27 – Pope Julius II places Venice under interdict and excommunication for refusing to cede part of Romagna to papal control.
  • May 14 – Battle of Agnadello: French forces defeat the Venetians.
  • June 11
  • Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
  • Luca Pacioli's De divina proportione, concerning the golden ratio, is published in Venice, with illustrations by Leonardo da Vinci.
  • June 19 – Brasenose College, Oxford is founded by a lawyer, Sir Richard Sutton, of Prestbury, Cheshire, and the Bishop of Lincoln, William Smyth.
  • June 24 – King Henry VIII of England and Queen Consort Catherine of Aragon are crowned.
  • July–December

  • July 26 – Krishnadevaraya ascends the throne of the Vijayanagara Empire.
  • September 10 – Constantinople earthquake destroys 109 mosques and kills an estimated 10,000 people.
  • September 11 – Portuguese fidalgo Diogo Lopes de Sequeira becomes the first European to reach Malacca, having crossed the Gulf of Bengal.
  • Date unknown

  • Erasmus writes his most famous work, In Praise of Folly.
  • The Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy is founded.
  • Royal Grammar School, Guildford, is founded by Robert Beckingham.
  • St Paul's School is founded by John Colet, Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, London.
  • Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn, is founded as a grammar school for boys.
  • Afonso de Albuquerque becomes the governor of the portuguese settlements in India.
  • Earliest known pocket watch made at Nuremberg, Germany by Peter Henlein.
  • Births

  • January 1 – Guillaume Le Testu, French privateer (d. 1573)
  • January 2 – Henry of Stolberg, German nobleman (d. 1572)
  • January 3 – Gian Girolamo Albani, Italian cardinal (d. 1591)
  • January 25 – Giovanni Morone, Catholic cardinal (d. 1580)
  • February 2 – John of Leiden, Dutch Anabaptist leader (d. 1536)
  • February 10 – Vidus Vidius, Italian surgeon and anatomist (d. 1569)
  • March 27 – Wolrad II, Count of Waldeck (1539–1575) (d. 1575)
  • April 23 – Afonso of Portugal, Roman Catholic cardinal (d. 1540)
  • July 4 – Magnus III of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Lutheran bishop of the Prince-Bishopric of Schwerin (d. 1550)
  • July 10 – John Calvin, French religious reformer (d. 1564)
  • July 25 – Philip II, Count of Nassau-Saarbrücken, German noble (d. 1554)
  • August 3 – Étienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (d. 1546)
  • August 7 – Joachim I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau, German prince (d. 1561)
  • August 25 – Ippolito II d'Este, Catholic cardinal (d. 1572)
  • October 20 – Arthur Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, Scottish prince (d. 1510)
  • November 4 – John, Duke of Münsterberg-Oels and Count of Glatz (d. 1565)
  • date unknown
  • John Erskine of Dun, Scottish religious reformer (d. 1591)
  • Stanisław Odrowąż, Polish noble (d. 1545)
  • Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada, Spanish conquistador (d. 1579)
  • Bernardino Telesio, Italian philosopher and natural scientist (d. 1588)
  • Kamran Mirza, Mughal prince (d. 1557)
  • Deaths

  • January – Adam Kraft, sculptor and architect
  • March 14 – Giovanni Antonio Sangiorgio, Italian cardinal
  • April 21 – King Henry VII of England (b. 1457)
  • May 28 – Caterina Sforza, countess and regent of Forli (b. 1463)
  • June 29 – Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby, mother of Henry VII of England (b. 1443)
  • July 11 – William II, Landgrave of Hesse (b. 1469)
  • July 16
  • Joao da Nova, Portuguese explorer (b. 1460)
  • Mikalojus Radvila the Old, Lithuanian nobleman (b. c. 1450)
  • date unknown
  • Hans Seyffer, sculptor and woodcarver (b. c. 1460)
  • Shen Zhou, Chinese painter (b. 1427)
  • Eleanor de Poitiers, Burgundian courter and writer
  • Viranarasimha Raya, ruler of the Vijayanagar empire
  • References

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