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1516

Year 1516 (MDXVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Contents

January–June

  • January 23 – With the death of Ferdinand II of Aragon, his grandson Charles of Ghent becomes King of Spain.
  • March 1 – Desiderius Erasmus publishes a new Greek translation of the New Testament, Novum Instrumentum omne, in Basel.
  • April 23 – The Reinheitsgebot is instituted in Ingolstadt, Bavaria, regulating the purity of beer permissible for sale.
  • July–December

  • July – Selim I of the Ottoman Empire declares war on the Mamluk Sultanate of Cairo and invades Syria.
  • August 13 – The Treaty of Noyon is signed. Francis I of France recognizes Charles I of Spain's claim to Naples, and Charles recognizes Francis's claim to Milan.
  • August 18 - King Francis I of France and Pope Leo X sign the Concordat of Bologna, agreeing relationships between church and state in France.
  • October 28 – Battle of Yaunis Khan: Ottoman forces under the Grand Vizier Sinan Pasha defeat the Mameluks near Gaza.
  • December 4 – Treaty of Brussels: Peace is declared between the Kingdom of France and the Holy Roman Empire.
  • c. December – Thomas More's most famous work, Utopia, completed this year, is published in Leuven (in Latin).
  • Date unknown

  • The fall of the Nantan meteorite possibly observed near the city of Nantan, Nandan County, Guangxi (China).
  • Juan Díaz de Solís discovers the Río de la Plata.
  • Italian explorer Rafael Perestrello, a cousin of Christopher Columbus, commands an expedition from Portuguese Malacca to land on the shores of mainland southern China, and trade with Chinese merchants at Guangzhou during the Ming dynasty.
  • Portuguese soldier Fernão Lopes becomes the first known permanent inhabitant of Saint Helena.
  • The Venetian Ghetto is instituted, the first ghetto anywhere in the world.
  • Leonardo da Vinci accepts Francis I's invitation to France.
  • Gillingham School is founded, the oldest in Dorset, England.
  • The predecessor of the Royal Mail, known as the "Master of the Posts", is established by Henry VIII of England.
  • Fuggerei established in Augsburg (Bavaria) as the world's oldest social housing complex still in use.
  • Births

  • January 1 – Margaret Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
  • January 14 – Herluf Trolle, Danish admiral (d. 1565)
  • January 16 – Bayinnaung, King of Burma (d. 1581)
  • February 2 – Girolamo Zanchi, Italian theologian (d. 1590)
  • February 16 – Prospero Spani, sculptor (d. 1584)
  • February 18 – Queen Mary I of England, daughter of King Henry VIII of England and Queen Catherine of Aragon (d. 1558)
  • March 26 – Conrad Gessner, Swiss naturalist (d. 1565)
  • April 16 – Tabinshwehti, King of Burma (d. 1550)
  • April 23 – Georg Fabricius, Protestant German poet (d. 1571)
  • June 28 – Charles Blount, 5th Baron Mountjoy, English courtier and patron of learning (d. 1544)
  • July 27 – Emilie of Saxony, German noble (d. 1591)
  • July 28 – William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, German nobleman (d. 1592)
  • August 13 – Hieronymus Wolf, German historian (d. 1580)
  • September 2 – Francis I, Duke of Nevers (d. 1561)
  • September 21 – Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (d. 1571)
  • October 4 – Archangelo de' Bianchi, Italian cardinal (d. 1580)
  • October 23 – Charlotte of Valois, French princess (d. 1524)
  • October 27 – Ruy Gómez de Silva, Portuguese noble (d. 1573)
  • November 5 – Martin Helwig, German cartographer of Silesia (d. 1574)
  • December 21 – Giuseppe Leggiadri Gallani, Poet; Dramatist (d. 1590)
  • date unknown
  • Antonio Bernieri, Italian painter during the Renaissance period (d. 1565)
  • John Foxe, biographer (d. 1587)
  • Manco Inca Yupanqui, ruler of the Inca (d. 1544)
  • Canghali of Kazan, khan of Qasim and Kazan
  • Shri Gusainji, son of Shri Vallabhacharyaji.
  • probable
  • James Hamilton, Duke of Châtellerault (d. 1572)
  • Deaths

  • January 20 – Juan Díaz de Solís, Spanish navigator and explorer (b. 1470)
  • January 23 – King Ferdinand II of Aragon (b. 1452)
  • February 4 – St. Anthony of Supraśl
  • March 13 – King Vladislaus II of Bohemia and Hungary (b. 1456)
  • March 17 – Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, ruler of Florence (b. 1449)
  • April 25 – John Yonge, English diplomat (b. 1467)
  • June 14 – King John III of Navarre (b. 1469)
  • July 30 – Johann V of Nassau-Vianden-Dietz (b. 1455)
  • August – Hieronymus Bosch, Dutch painter (b. 1450)
  • December 13 – Johannes Trithemius, German scholar and cryptographer (b. 1462)
  • date unknown – Giuliano da Sangallo, Italian sculptor and architect (b. 1443)
  • probable – Giovanni Bellini, Italian painter (b. 1430)
  • References

    1516 Wikipedia


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