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.
Apr 2 Bernard VII Lord of Lippe the ruler of the Lordship of Lippe from 1429 until his death. Because of the many bloody feuds in which he was involved, he was nicknamed "the Bellicose". He was the longest-ever ruling European nobleman
Apr 27 Alexander I of Kakheti a king of Kakheti in eastern Georgia from 1476 to 1511. Alexander's pliancy and flexible diplomacy earned him security from the neighboring powers, only to be murdered by his own son George II "the Bad"
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
Aug 2 Andrew Barton (privateer) Sir Andrew Barton , Scottish sailor from Leith, served as High Admiral of the Kingdom of Scotland.
Sep 6 William IV Duke of Jülich-Berg the last ruler of the Duchy of Jülich-Berg.
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.