1504 in history

1504 events chronologically

Jan 31 France cedes Naples to Aragon
Feb 29 Christopher Columbus uses his knowledge of a lunar eclipse that night to convince Native Americans to provide him with supplies
Jul 2 Bogdan III the One-Eyed becomes Voivode of Moldavia
Aug 19 In Ireland, the Hiberno-Norman de Burghs (Burkes) and Anglo-Norman Fitzgeralds fight in the Battle of Knockdoe
Sep 8 Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Piazza della Signoria in Florence
Sep 13 Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand issue a Royal Warrant for the construction of a Royal Chapel (Capilla Real) to be built

Top 7 most famous people born in 1504

Jan 17 Pope Pius V Pope from 8 January 1566 to his death in 1572. He is venerated as a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. He is chiefly notable for his role in the Council of Trent, the Counter-Reformation, and the standardization of the Roman rite within the Latin Church. Pius V declared Thomas Aquinas a Doctor of the Church and patronized prominent sacred music composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
Mar 31 Guru Angad the second of the ten Sikh Gurus. He was born in the village of Sarae Naga in Muktsar District in Punjab on 31 March 1504. The name Lehna was given shortly after his birth as was the custom of his Hindu parents. He was the son of a small but successful trader named Pheru Mal. His mother's name was Mata Ramo. Baba Narayan Das Trehan was the Guru's Grandfather, whose ancestral house was at Matte-di-Sarai near Muktsar
Apr 30 Francesco Primaticcio an Italian Mannerist painter, architect and sculptor who spent most of his career in France.
May 5 Stanislaus Hosius a Roman Catholic cardinal; from 1551, Prince-Bishop of the Bishopric of Warmia, Poland; from 1558, papal legate to the Holy Roman Emperor's Imperial Court in Vienna, Austria; from 1566, papal legate to Poland.
Jul 18 Heinrich Bullinger a Swiss reformer, the successor of Huldrych Zwingli as head of the Zurich church and pastor at Grossmünster. A much less controversial figure than John Calvin or Martin Luther, his importance has long been underestimated; recent research shows that he was one of the most influential theologians of the Protestant Reformation in the 16th century
Aug 6 Matthew Parker Archbishop of Canterbury from 1559 until his death in 1575. He was also an influential theologian and arguably the co-founder of a distinctive tradition of Anglican theological thought
Nov 13 Philip I Landgrave of Hesse a leading champion of the Protestant Reformation and one of the most important of the early Protestant rulers in Germany.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1504

Apr 20 Filippino Lippi an Italian painter working during the High Renaissance in Florence, Italy.
Jul 2 Stephen III of Moldavia Prince of Moldavia between 1457 and 1504 and the most prominent representative of the House of Mușat.
Jul 29 Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby titular King of Mann, an English nobleman and stepfather to King Henry VII of England. He was the eldest son of Thomas Stanley, 1st Baron Stanley and Joan Goushill, and through his mother a lineal descendant of King Edward I by Elizabeth Plantagenet, Countess of Hereford and the FitzAlan family of Arundel
Sep 10 Philibert II Duke of Savoy the Duke of Savoy from 1497 until his death.
Oct 12 John Corvinus King of Bosnia. He was the illegitimate son of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, and his mistress, Barbara Edelpöck
Nov 9 Frederick of Naples the last King of Naples of the Neapolitan branch of the House of Trastámara, ruling from 1496 to 1501. He was the second son of Ferdinand I, younger brother of Alfonso II, and uncle of Ferdinand II, his predecessor
Nov 26 Isabella I of Castile queen of Castile and León. She and her husband, Ferdinand II of Aragon, brought stability to the kingdoms that became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Holy Roman Emperor Charles After a struggle to claim her right to the throne, she reorganised the governmental system, brought the crime rate to the lowest it had been in years, and unburdened the kingdom of the enormous debt her brother had left behind. Her reforms and those she made with her husband had an influence that extended well beyond the borders of their united kingdoms. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects in the Spanish Inquisition, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World. Isabella was granted the title Servant of God by the Catholic Church in 1974