1511 in history

1511 events chronologically

Jan 19 Mirandola surrenders to the French
Apr 9 St John's College, Cambridge, England, founded by Lady Margaret Beaufort, receives its charter
Aug 15 Afonso de Albuquerque of Portugal conquers Malacca, the capital of the Malacca Sultanate
Oct 4 Formation of the Holy League of Ferdinand II of Aragon, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice against France
Nov 17 Henry VIII of England concluded the Treaty of Westminster, a pledge of mutual aid against the French, with Ferdinand II of Aragon

Top 7 most famous people born in 1511

Jan 1 Henry Duke of Cornwall the name of two sons of King Henry VIII of England and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
Apr 2 Ashikaga Yoshiharu the twelfth shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who held the reins of supreme power from 1521 through 1546 during the late Muromachi period of Japan. He was the son of the eleventh shogun Ashikaga Yoshizumi
Jun 18 Bartolomeo Ammannati an Italian architect and sculptor, born at Settignano, near Florence. He studied under Baccio Bandinelli and Jacopo Sansovino and closely imitated the style of Michelangelo
Jul 9 Dorothea of Saxe-Lauenburg consort of Christian III from 1525 and Queen consort of Denmark and Norway. She was daughter of Duke Magnus I of Saxe-Lauenburg and Catherine, daughter of Henry IV, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. Her sister Catherine was the first consort of Gustav I of Sweden
Jul 30 Giorgio Vasari an Italian painter, architect, writer and historian, most famous today for his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects, considered the ideological foundation of art-historical writing.
Oct 22 Erasmus Reinhold a German astronomer and mathematician, considered to be the most influential astronomical pedagogue of his generation. He was born and died in Saalfeld, Saxony
Nov 15 Johannes Secundus a New Latin poet of Dutch nationality.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1511

Jan 9 Demetrios Chalkokondyles a Greek humanist, scholar and Professor who taught the Greek language in Italy for over forty years; at Padua, Perugia, Milan and Florence. Among his pupils were Janus Lascaris, Poliziano, Leo X, Castiglione, Giglio Gregorio Giraldi, Stefano Negri, and Giovanni Maria Cattaneo, he was associated with Marsilius Ficinus, Angelus Politianus, and Theodorus Gaza in the revival of letters in the Western world. One of his pupils at Florence was the famous Johann Reuchlin. Chalkokondyles published the first printed publications of Homer , of Isocrates , and of the Suda lexicon. In 1463 Chalkokondyles delivered an exhortation for crusade and the recovery and liberation of his homeland Greece from the invading Ottoman Turks. He was one of the most eminent Greek scholars in the West and also contributed to Italian Renaissance literature and was the last of the Greek humanists who taught Greek literature at the great universities of the Italian Renaissance
Jan 20 Oliviero Carafa an Italian cardinal and diplomat of the Renaissance. Like the majority of his era's prelates, he displayed the lavish and conspicuous standard of living that was expected of a prince of the Church. In his career he set an example of conscientiousness for his contemporaries and mentored his relative, Giovanni Pietro Carafa, who became Pope Paul IV
Feb 23 Henry Duke of Cornwall the name of two sons of King Henry VIII of England and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
May 29 Nicolás de Ovando a Spanish soldier from a noble family and a Knight of the Order of Alcántara. He was Governor of the Indies from 1502 until 1509. His administration is perhaps best known for its brutal treatment of the native Taíno population of Hispaniola
Sep 6 Ashikaga Yoshizumi the 11th shogun of the Ashikaga shogunate who reigned from 1494 to 1508 during the Muromachi period of Japan. He was the son of Ashikaga Masatomo and grandson of the sixth shogun Ashikaga Yoshinori. Yoshizumi was first called Yoshitō , then Yoshitaka
Oct 18 Philippe de Commines a writer and diplomat in the courts of Burgundy and France. He has been called "the first truly modern writer" and "the first critical and philosophical historian since classical times". Neither a chronicler nor a historian in the usual sense of the word, his analyses of the contemporary political scene are what made him virtually unique in his own time
Nov 4 Francisco de Borja a Spanish cardinal, and the seventh of ten cardinal-nephews created by Pope Alexander VI.