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1518

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

Contents

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 die from constant dancing.
  • August – Construction of the Manchester Grammar School is completed in England.
  • October 3 – The Treaty of London temporarily ensures peace in Western Europe.
  • Date unknown

  • A plague of tropical fire ants devastates crops on Hispaniola.
  • Erasmus publishes his Colloquies.
  • Henricus Grammateus publishes Ayn neu Kunstlich Buech in Vienna, containing the earliest printed use of plus and minus signs for arithmetic.
  • The African slave trade begins.
  • Births

  • February 2
  • Johann Hommel, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1562)
  • Godfried van Mierlo, Dutch Dominican friar and bishop (d. 1587)
  • February 7 – Johann Funck, German theologian (d. 1566)
  • February 13 – Antonín Brus z Mohelnice, Moravian Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1580)
  • February 20 – Georg, Count Palatine of Simmern-Sponheim, (d. 1569)
  • February 21 – John of Denmark, Danish prince (d. 1532)
  • February 28 – Francis III, Duke of Brittany, Duke of Brittany (d. 1536)
  • March 8 – Sidonie of Saxony, Duchess of Brunswick-Calenberg (d. 1575)
  • April 22 – Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (d. 1610)
  • July 3 – Li Shizhen, Chinese physician, pharmacologist and mineralogist (d. 1593)
  • August 8 – Conrad Lycosthenes, humanist and encyclopedist (d. 1561)
  • September 29 – Tintoretto, Italian painter (d. 1594)
  • October 26 – John Basset, Devonshire gentleman (d. 1541)
  • November 26 – Guido Ascanio Sforza di Santa Fiora, Catholic cardinal (d. 1564)
  • December 13 – Clara of Saxe-Lauenburg, Princess of Saxe-Lauenburg and Duchess of Brunswick-Gifhorn by marriage (d. 1576)
  • December 17 – Ernest III, Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (d. 1567)
  • December 19 – Enrique de Borja y Aragón, Spanish noble of the House of Borgia (d. 1540)
  • date unknown
  • James Halyburton, Scottish reformer (d. 1589)
  • Hubert Languet, French diplomat and reformer (d. 1581)
  • Connor MacLeod, Scottish Highlander and Immortal (d. 2002)
  • Edmund Plowden, English legal scholar (d. 1585)
  • possible – Catherine Howard, fifth queen consort of Henry VIII of England (born in between 1518 and 1524; d. 1542)
  • Deaths

  • August 16 – Loyset Compère, French composer (b. c. 1445)
  • August 27 – Joan 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)
  • December 27 – Mahmood Shah Bahmani II, sultan of the Bahmani Sultanate (b. c. 1470)
  • date unknown
  • Moxammat Amin of Kazan, khan of Kazan (b. c. 1469)
  • Kabir, Indian mystic (b. 1440)
  • Aruj, Ottoman Corsair, brother of Hayreddin Barbarossa
  • Muhammad ibn Azhar ad-Din, sultan of Adal (assassinated) (b. c. 1473)
  • References

    1518 Wikipedia


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