1501 in history

1501 events chronologically

Sep 13 Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David
Oct 30 Ballet of Chestnuts: A banquet held by Cesare Borgia in the Papal Palace where fifty prostitutes or courtesans are in attendance for the entertainment of the guests
Nov 4 Catherine of Aragon (later Henry VIII's first wife) meets Arthur Tudor, Henry VIII's older brother – they would later marry
Dec 31 The First Battle of Cannanore commences

Top 7 most famous people born in 1501

Jan 16 Anthony Denny a confidant of Henry VIII of England. Denny was the most prominent member of the Privy chamber in Henry's last years having, together with his brother-in-law John Gates, charge of the "dry stamp" of Henry's signature, and attended Henry on his deathbed. He also served as Groom of the Stool. He was a member of the reformist circle that offset the conservative religious influence of Bishop Gardiner. He was a wealthy man, having acquired manors and former religious sites through the Court of augmentations. By 1548 he was keeper of Westminster Palace
Feb 1 Queen Munjeong the wife of King Jungjong of Joseon.
Mar 23 Pietro Andrea Mattioli a doctor and naturalist born in Siena.
May 6 Pope Marcellus II the 222nd pope of the Catholic Church from 9 April 1555 until his death 22 days later on 1 May 1555.
Jun 26 Cho Shik a Korean Joseon Dynasty Neo-Confucian scholar, educator, and poet. He had a major influence on the Easterners and the Northerners
Jul 18 Isabella of Austria Queen of Denmark, Sweden and Norway as the wife of King Christian She was the daughter of King Philip I and Queen Joanna of Castile and the sister of Emperor Charles She was born at Brussels. She served as regent of Denmark in 1520
Sep 24 Gerolamo Cardano an Italian Renaissance mathematician, physician, astrologer, philosopher and gambler. He wrote more than 200 works on medicine, mathematics, physics, philosophy, religion, and music. His gambling led him to formulate elementary rules in probability, making him one of the founders of the field

Top 7 most famous people died in 1501

Jan 3 Ali-Shir Nava'i a Central Asian Turkic poet, writer, politician, linguist, mystic, and painter. He was the greatest representative of Chagatai language literature
Feb 1 Sigismund Duke of Bavaria a member of the Wittelsbach dynasty. He ruled as Duke of Bavaria-Munich from 1460 to 1467, and then as Duke of Bavaria-Dachau until his death
Jun 17 John I Albert King of Poland and Duke of Głogów.
Aug 15 Constantine Lascaris a Greek scholar and grammarian, one of the promoters of the revival of Greek learning in the Italian peninsula, born at Constantinople.
Sep 20 Thomas Grey 1st Marquess of Dorset an English nobleman, courtier and the eldest son of Elizabeth Woodville and her first husband Sir John Grey of Groby. Her second marriage to King Edward IV made her queen consort of England, thus elevating Grey's status at court and in the realm as the stepson of the King. Through his mother's assiduous endeavours, he made two materially advantageous marriages to wealthy heiresses - his first wife being Anne Holland , and his second wife, Cecily Bonville, 7th Baroness Harington. By the latter he had 14 children
Sep 20 Agostino Barbarigo Doge of Venice from 1486 until his death in 1501.
Sep 26 Džore Držić a Croatian poet and playwright, one of the fathers of Croatian literature.