1512 in history

1512 events chronologically

Apr 11 War of the League of Cambrai: French forces led by Gaston de Foix win the Battle of Ravenna
Aug 10 The naval Battle of Saint-Mathieu, during the War of the League of Cambrai, sees the simultaneous destruction of the Breton ship La Cordelière and the English ship The Regent
Oct 19 Martin Luther becomes a doctor of theology (Doctor in Biblia)
Oct 21 Martin Luther joins the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg
Nov 1 The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, painted by Michelangelo, is exhibited to the public for the first time
Dec 27 The Spanish Crown issues the Laws of Burgos, governing the conduct of settlers with regard to native Indians in the New World

Born in 1512

Jan 17 Sibylle of Cleves Electress consort of Saxony.
Jan 31 Henry King of Portugal King of Portugal and the Algarves and a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He ruled Portugal between 1578 and 1580, and was known as Henry the Chaste
Feb 2 Hatuey a Taíno Cacique from the island of Ayiti , who lived in the early sixteenth century. He has attained legendary status for leading a group of natives in a fight against the invading Spaniards, and thus becoming the first fighter against colonialism in the New World. He is celebrated as "Cuba's First National Hero."
Feb 3 John Hamilton (archbishop of St Andrews) The Most Rev. John Hamilton , Scottish prelate and politician, was an illegitimate son of James Hamilton, 1st Earl of Arran
Mar 5 Gerardus Mercator a cartographer, philosopher and mathematician. He is best known for his work in cartography, in particular the world map of 1569 based on a new projection which represented sailing courses of constant bearing as straight lines. He was the first to use the term "atlas" for a collection of maps
Apr 10 James V of Scotland King of Scots from 9 September 1513 until his death, which followed the Scottish defeat at the Battle of Solway Moss. His only surviving legitimate child, Mary, succeeded him to the throne when she was just six days old
Nov 11 Marcin Kromer Prince-Bishop of Warmia , a Polish cartographer, diplomat and historian in the Kingdom of Poland and later in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He was a personal secretary to two Kings of Poland, Sigismund I the Old and Sigismund II Augustus

Top 7 most famous people died in 1512

Jan 2 Svante Nilsson (regent of Sweden) a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden 1504 – 2 January 1512.
Feb 22 Amerigo Vespucci an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies did not represent Asia's eastern outskirts as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages, but instead constituted an entirely separate landmass hitherto unknown to Afro-Eurasians. Colloquially referred to as the New World, this second super continent came to be termed "America", deriving its name from Americus, the Latin version of Vespucci's first name
Mar 29 Lucas Watzenrode Prince-Bishop of Warmia and patron to his nephew, astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Apr 11 Gaston of Foix Duke of Nemours a French military commander noted mostly for his brilliant six-month campaign from 1511 to 1512 during the War of the League of Cambrai.
May 21 Pandolfo Petrucci a ruler of the Italian city of Siena during the Renaissance.
May 26 Bayezid II the eldest son and successor of Mehmed II, ruling as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1481 to 1512. During his reign, Bayezid II consolidated the Ottoman Empire and thwarted a Safavid rebellion soon before abdicating his throne to his son, Selim He is most notable for evacuating Jews from Spain after the proclamation of the Alhambra Decree and resettling them throughout the Ottoman Empire
Aug 2 Alessandro Achillini an Italian philosopher and physician.