1503 in history

1503 events chronologically

Feb 13 Disfida di Barletta – tournament between 13 Italian and 13 French knights near Barletta
Apr 28 The Battle of Cerignola is fought. It is noted as the first battle in history won by small arms fire using gunpowder
May 10 Christopher Columbus visits the Cayman Islands and names them Las Tortugas after the numerous turtles there
May 28 James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor are married according to a papal bull by Pope Alexander VI. A Treaty of Everlasting Peace between Scotland and England signed on that occasion results in a peace that lasts ten years
Aug 8 King James IV of Scotland marries Margaret Tudor, daughter of King Henry VII of England at Holyrood Abbey in Edinburgh, Scotland
Nov 1 Pope Julius II is elected

Top 7 most famous people born in 1503

Jan 11 Parmigianino an Italian Mannerist painter and printmaker active in Florence, Rome, Bologna, and his native city of Parma. His work is characterized by elongation of form and includes Vision of Saint Jerome and the Madonna with the Long Neck
Mar 10 Ferdinand I Holy Roman Emperor Holy Roman Emperor from 1558, king of Bohemia and Hungary from 1526, and king of Croatia from 1527 until his death. Before his accession, he ruled the Austrian hereditary lands of the Habsburgs in the name of his elder brother, Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor
Aug 12 Christian III of Denmark reigned as king of Denmark and Norway from 1534 until his death. He was the eldest son of King Frederick I and Anna of Brandenburg
Oct 24 Isabella of Portugal an Infanta of Portugal, by birth, and a Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Germany, Italy, Spain, Naples and Sicily, Duchess of Burgundy etc. as the spouse of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. She was the daughter of Manuel I of Portugal and Maria of Aragon. She served as regent of Spain during the absence of her spouse for long periods
Nov 17 Bronzino an Italian Mannerist painter from Florence. His sobriquet, Bronzino, in all probability refers to his relatively dark skin
Nov 19 Pier Luigi Farnese Duke of Parma the first Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro, from 1545 to 1547.
Dec 21 Nostradamus a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties, the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with much of the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events. Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. Nevertheless, occasional commentators have successfully used a process of free interpretation and determined "twisting" of his words to predict an apparently imminent event. For example, in 1867 , Le Pelletier did so to anticipate either the triumph or the defeat of Napoleon III in a war that, in the event, begged to be identified as the Franco-Prussian War, while admitting that he could not specify either which or when

Top 7 most famous people died in 1503

Feb 11 Elizabeth of York queen consort of England from 1486 until her death. She was the daughter of Edward IV, niece of Richard III and married Henry VII following Henry's victory at The Battle of Bosworth. She was the mother of Henry VIII and grandmother to his children Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth Through her youngest surviving daughter Mary, she was great-grandmother to Lady Jane Grey, and through her eldest daughter, Margaret, she was grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother to Scottish monarchs James V, Mary and James VI
Apr 7 Sophia Palaiologina a niece of the last Byzantine emperor Constantine XI and second wife of Ivan III of Russia. She was also the grandmother of Ivan the Terrible
Aug 18 Pope Alexander VI Pope from 11 August 1492 until his death on 18 August 1503. He is one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, because he broke the priestly vow of celibacy and had several legitimately acknowledged children. Therefore his Italianized Valencian surname, Borgia, became a byword for libertinism and nepotism, which are traditionally considered as characterizing his pontificate. Two of Alexander's successors, Sixtus V and Urban VIII, described him as one of the most outstanding popes since Peter
Oct 18 Pope Pius III Pope from 22 September 1503 to his death on 18 October, 1503.
Nov 23 Margaret of York Duchess of Burgundy as the third wife of Charles the Bold and acted as a protector of the Duchy after his death. She was a daughter of Richard Plantagenet, 3rd Duke of York, and Cecily Neville, and the sister of two Kings of England, Edward IV and Richard III. She was born at Fotheringhay Castle, Northamptonshire, England, and she died at Mechelen in the Low Countries
Dec 14 Sten Sture the Elder a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden from.
Dec 28 Piero the Unfortunate the Gran maestro of Florence from 1492 until his exile in 1494.