1508 in history

1508 events chronologically

Mar 22 Ferdinand II of Aragon commissions Amerigo Vespucci chief navigator of the Spanish Empire
Jun 6 Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, is defeated in Friuli by Venetian troops
Dec 10 The League of Cambrai is formed by Pope Julius II, Louis XII of France, Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor and Ferdinand II of Aragon as an alliance against Venice
Dec 29 Portuguese forces under the command of Francisco de Almeida attack Khambhat at the Battle of Dabul

Top 7 most famous people born in 1508

Mar 17 Humayun now Afghanistan, Pakistan, and parts of northern India from 1531–1540 and again from 1555–1556. Like his father, Babur, he lost his kingdom early, but regained it with Persian aid, with additional territory. At the time of his death in 1556, the Mughal empire spanned almost one million square kilometers
Apr 3 Jean Daurat a French poet, scholar and a member of a group known as The Pléiade.
Apr 5 Ercole II d'Este Duke of Ferrara Duke of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio from 1534 to 1559. He was the eldest son of Alfonso I d'Este and Lucrezia Borgia
Jun 8 Primož Trubar the Protestant reformer, most known as the author of the first Slovene language printed book, the founder and the first superintendent of the Protestant Church of the Slovene Lands, notable for consolidating the Slovene language. Trubar is the key figure of Slovenian cultural history and in many aspects a major historical personality
Nov 30 Andrea Palladio an Italian architect active in the Republic of Venice. Palladio, influenced by Roman and Greek architecture, primarily by Vitruvius, is widely considered the most influential individual in the history of Western architecture. All of his buildings are located in what was the Venetian Republic, but his teachings, summarized in the architectural treatise, The Four Books of Architecture, gained him wide recognition. The city of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto are UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Dec 9 Gemma Frisius a physician, mathematician, cartographer, philosopher, and instrument maker. He created important globes, improved the mathematical instruments of his day and applied mathematics in new ways to surveying and navigation
Dec 24 Pietro Carnesecchi an Italian humanist.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1508

Feb 4 Conrad Celtes a German Renaissance humanist scholar and Neo-Latin poet.
Feb 15 Giovanni II Bentivoglio an Italian nobleman who ruled as tyrant of Bologna from 1463 until 1506. He had no formal position, but held power as the city's "first citizen." The Bentivoglio family ruled over Bologna from 1443, and repeatedly attempted to consolidate their hold of the Signoria of the city
Mar 18 Albert IV Duke of Bavaria from 1467 Duke of Bavaria-Munich, from 1503 Duke of the reunited Bavaria.
Apr 10 Guidobaldo da Montefeltro an Italian condottiero and the Duke of Urbino from 1482 to 1508.
May 27 Ludovico Sforza Duke of Milan from 1489 until 1500. A member of the Sforza family, he was the second son of Francesco I Sforza. He was famed as a patron of Leonardo da Vinci and other artists, and presided over the final and most productive stage of the Milanese Renaissance. He is probably best known as the man who commissioned The Last Supper
Sep 23 Beatrice of Naples the daughter of Ferdinand I of Naples and Isabella of Clermont. She was twice Queen of Hungary and of Bohemia, having married both Matthias Corvinus and Vladislaus II
Dec 10 René II Duke of Lorraine Count of Vaudémont from 1470, Duke of Lorraine from 1473, and Duke of Bar from 1483 to 1508. He claimed the crown of the Kingdom of Naples and the County of Provence as the Duke of Calabria 1480–1493 and as King of Naples and Jerusalem 1493–1508. He succeeded his uncle John of Vaudémont as Count of Harcourt in 1473, exchanging it for the county of Aumale in 1495. He succeeded as Count of Guise in 1504