1505 in history

Born in 1505

Jan 13 Joachim II Hector Elector of Brandenburg a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, Joachim II was the son of Joachim I Nestor, Elector of Brandenburg, and his wife Elizabeth of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden
Feb 4 Mikołaj Rej a Polish poet and prose writer of the emerging Renaissance in Poland as it succeeded the Middle Ages, as well as a politician and musician. He was the first Polish author to write exclusively in the Polish language, and is considered , to be one of the founders of Polish literary language and literature
Feb 5 Aegidius Tschudi an eminent member of the Tschudi family, of Glarus, Switzerland. His best known work is the Chronicon Helveticum, a history of the early Swiss Confederation
Sep 15 Mary of Hungary (governor of the Netherlands) queen consort of Hungary and Bohemia as the wife of King Louis II, and was later Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands.
Dec 4 Gennady of Novgorod Archbishop of Novgorod the Great and Pskov from 1484 to 1504.
Dec 21 Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton an English peer.
Dec 25 Christine of Saxony a German noble, landgravine of Hesse. She was the regent of Hesse in 1547-1549

Top 7 most famous people died in 1505

Feb 4 Joan of France Duchess of Berry briefly Queen of France as wife of King Louis XII, in between the death of her brother, King Charles VIII, and the annulment of her marriage. After that, she retired to her domain, where she soon founded the monastic Order of the Sisters of the Annunciation of Mary. From this Order later sprang the religious congregation of the Apostolic Sisters of the Annunciation, founded in 1787 to teach the children of the poor. She was canonized on 28 May 1950 and is known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Joan of Valois, O.Ann.M
Jun 8 Hongzhi Emperor emperor of the Ming dynasty in China between 1487 and 1505. Born Zhu Youcheng , he was the son of the Chenghua Emperor and his reign as emperor of China is called the Hongzhi Silver Age. His era name means "Great government." A peace-loving emperor, Hongzhi also had only one empress and no concubines, granting him the distinction of being the sole perpetually monogamous emperor in Chinese history. He was an emperor during the mid-Ming times
Jun 15 Ercole I d'Este Duke of Ferrara Duke of Ferrara from 1471 until 1505. He was a member of the House of Este. He was nicknamed North Wind and the Diamond
Aug 30 Elizabeth of Austria (1436–1505) the wife of King Casimir IV of Poland and thus Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania. Orphaned at an early age, she spent her childhood in the court of Frederick III, Holy Roman Emperor. As one of the three surviving grandchildren of Emperor Sigismund, she had a strong claim to the kingdoms of Hungary and Bohemia. That made her an attractive bride for a Polish prince. Polish nobility, seeking to increase Polish influence in Hungary and Bohemia, pursued marriage with Elizabeth since she was born and finally succeeded in 1454. Her marriage to Casimir was one of most exemplary royal marriages in Poland. She gave birth to thirteen children, eleven of whom survived to adulthood. Four of her sons were crowned as kings
Oct 11 Jean II Lord of Monaco Lord of Monaco from March 1494 until his death. He was the eldest son of Lambert Grimaldi and Claudine Grimaldi
Oct 21 Paul Scriptoris a German Franciscan mathematician, Scotist, and professor at the University of Tübingen. His surname is a Latin translation of the original German name Schreiber. Born in Weil der Stadt, Scriptoris studied at Paris and joined the Franciscan order. He subsequently began teaching at Tübingen. Konrad Pellikan, who became Scriptoris’ most favored pupil, joined him at Tübingen in March 1496
Oct 27 Ivan III of Russia a Grand Prince of Moscow and Grand Prince of all Rus. Sometimes referred to as the "gatherer of the Russian lands", he tripled the territory of his state, ended the dominance of the Golden Horde over the Rus, renovated the Moscow Kremlin, and laid the foundations of the Russian state. He was one of the longest-reigning Russian rulers in history