1507 in history

Top 7 most famous people born in 1507

Jan 14 Catherine of Austria Queen of Portugal Queen of Portugal as wife of King John III, and regent during the minority of her grandson, King Sebastian, from 1557 until 1562.
Jun 6 Annibale Caro an Italian writer and poet.
Sep 16 Jiajing Emperor the 11th Ming dynasty Emperor of China who ruled from 1521 to 1567. Born Zhu Houcong, he was the former Zhengde Emperor's cousin. His father, Zhu Youyuan , the Prince of Xing, was the fourth son of the Cheng-hua emperor and the eldest son of three sons born to the emperor's concubine, Lady Shao
Sep 27 Guillaume Rondelet Regus Professor of medicine at the University of Montpellier in southern France and Chancellor of the University between 1556 and his death in 1566. He achieved renown as an anatomist and a naturalist with a particular interest in botany and zoology. His major work was a lengthy treatise on marine animals, which took two years to write and became a standard reference work for about a century afterwards, but his lasting impact lay in his education of a roster of star pupils who became leading figures in the world of late-16th century science
Oct 1 Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola one of the great Italian architects of 16th century Mannerism. His two great masterpieces are the Villa Farnese at Caprarola and the Jesuits' Church of the Gesù in Rome. The three architects who spread the Italian Renaissance style throughout Western Europe are Vignola, Serlio and Palladio
Oct 1 Johannes Sturm a German educator, influential in the design of the Gymnasium system of secondary education.
Oct 29 Fernando Álvarez de Toledo 3rd Duke of Alba a Spanish noble, general, and diplomat. He was titled the 3rd Duke of Alba de Tormes, 4th Marquis of Coria, 3rd Count of Salvatierra de Tormes, 2nd Count of Piedrahita, 8th Lord of Valdecorneja, Grandee of Spain, and a Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece. His motto in Latin was Deo patrum Nostrorum, which in English means "To the God of our fathers"

Top 7 most famous people died in 1507

Feb 23 Gentile Bellini an Italian painter. From 1474 he was the official portrait artist for the Doges of Venice
Mar 12 Cesare Borgia an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal. He was the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was the brother of Lucrezia Borgia; Giovanni Borgia , Duke of Gandia; and Gioffre Borgia , Prince of Squillace. He was half-brother to Don Pedro Luis de Borja and Girolama de Borja, children of unknown mothers
Apr 2 Francis of Paola an Italian mendicant friar and the founder of the Roman Catholic Order of Minims. Unlike the majority of founders of men's religious orders, and like his patron saint, Francis was never ordained a priest
May 16 Ginevra Sforza the wife and counselor of Giovanni II Bentivoglio, lord of Bologna.
Jul 29 Martin Behaim a German mariner, artist, cosmographer, astronomer, philosopher, geographer and explorer in service to the King of Portugal.
Aug 23 Jean Molinet a French poet, chronicler, and composer. He is best remembered for his prose translation of Roman de la rose
Aug 24 Cecily of York an English Princess and the third, but eventual second surviving, daughter of Edward IV, King of England and his queen consort, née Lady Elizabeth Woodville, daughter of Richard Woodville, 1st Earl Rivers and Jacquetta of Luxembourg.