1500 in history

1500 events chronologically

Jan 5 Duke Ludovico Sforza conquers Milan
Jan 26 Vicente Yáñez Pinzón becomes the first European to set foot on Brazil
Feb 17 Duke Friedrich and Duke Johann attempt to subdue the peasantry of Dithmarschen, Denmark, in the Battle of Hemmingstedt
Mar 9 The fleet of Pedro Álvares Cabral leaves Lisbon for the Indies. The fleet will discover Brazil which lies within boundaries granted to Portugal in the Treaty of Tordesillas
Mar 29 Cesare Borgia is given the title of Captain General and Gonfalonier by his father Rodrigo Borgia after returning from his conquests in the Romagna
Apr 10 Ludovico Sforza is captured by Swiss troops at Novara and is handed over to the French
Apr 22 Portuguese navigator Pedro Álvares Cabral lands in Brazil

Top 7 most famous people born in 1500

Feb 22 Rodolfo Pio da Carpi an Italian Cardinal, humanist and patron of the arts. He formed a great library and was at the center of humanist studies in 16th-century Rome, though serving on the Roman Inquisition. He was a trusted advisor to Pope Pius III and helped to establish the Inquisition at Milan
Feb 24 Charles V Holy Roman Emperor ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I, of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556.
Feb 27 João de Castro a Portuguese nobleman and fourth viceroy of Portuguese India. He was called Castro Forte by poet Luís de Camões. Castro was the son of Álvaro de Castro, civil governor of Lisbon. His wife was Leonor de Coutinho
Mar 3 Reginald Pole an English cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the last Roman Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, holding the office during the Counter Reformation.
Apr 12 Joachim Camerarius a German classical scholar.
Jul 5 Paris Bordone an Italian painter of the Venetian Renaissance who, despite training with Titian, maintained a strand of mannerist complexity and provincial vigor.
Nov 3 Benvenuto Cellini an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician, who also wrote a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism

Top 7 most famous people died in 1500

Apr 10 Michael Tarchaniota Marullus a Greek Renaissance scholar, poet of Neolatin, humanist and soldier.
May 29 Bartolomeu Dias a Portuguese explorer. He sailed around the southernmost tip of Africa in 1488, the first European known to have done so
Jul 19 Miguel da Paz Prince of Portugal a Portuguese royal infante , son of King Manuel I of Portugal and his first wife Isabella of Asturias. He was recognised as heir both to his father's kingdom of Portugal, and to his grandparents' kingdoms of Castile, León and Aragon. As such, he was styled Prince of Portugal, Prince of Asturias and Prince of Girona
Sep 12 Albert III Duke of Saxony a Duke of Saxony. He was nicknamed Albert the Bold or Albert the Courageous and founded the Albertine line of the House of Wettin
Sep 15 John Morton (cardinal) an English prelate who served as Archbishop of Canterbury from 1486 to 1500. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1493
Oct 1 John Alcock (bishop) an English churchman.
Oct 21 Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado the 103rd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. His reign spanned the years from 1464 through 1500