1513 in history

1513 events chronologically

Mar 27 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León reaches the northern end of The Bahamas on his first voyage to Florida
Apr 2 Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León first sights land in what is now Florida
Apr 30 Edmund de la Pole, Yorkist pretender to the English throne, is executed on the orders of Henry VIII
Jun 6 Italian Wars: Battle of Novara. Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis de la Tremoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored
Aug 16 Battle of Guinegate (Battle of the Spurs): King Henry VIII of England and his Imperial allies defeat French Forces who are then forced to retreat
Sep 9 James IV of Scotland is defeated and dies in the Battle of Flodden, ending Scotland's involvement in the War of the League of Cambrai
Sep 25 Spanish explorer Vasco Núñez de Balboa reaches what would become known as the Pacific Ocean

Top 7 most famous people born in 1513

Jan 23 Hai Rui a Chinese official of the Ming Dynasty. In China he is remembered as a model of honesty and integrity in office. A play based on his career, Hai Rui Dismissed from Office, gained political significance in the 1960s during the Cultural Revolution
Jun 10 Louis Duke of Montpensier the second Duke of Montpensier. He was the great great grandfather of la Grande Mademoiselle
Aug 3 John Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin a member of the House of Hohenzollern and a Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin.
Sep 3 Gearóid Mór FitzGerald 8th Earl of Kildare Ireland's premier peer. He served as Lord Deputy of Ireland from 1477 to 1494, and from 1496 onwards. His power was so great that he was called "the uncrowned King of Ireland"
Sep 24 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg the first consort of Gustav I of Sweden and Queen of Sweden from 1531 until her death in 1535. She was born in Ratzeburg to Magnus I, Duke of Saxe-Lauenburg and Catherine, daughter of Henry IV, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg
Oct 30 Jacques Amyot born of poor parents, at Melun.
Dec 23 Thomas Smith (diplomat) an English scholar and diplomat.

Top 7 most famous people died in 1513

Jan 20 Helena of Moscow daughter of Ivan III the Great, Grand Prince of Moscow, and an uncrowned Grand Duchess of Lithuania and Queen of Poland as she would not convert from Eastern Orthodoxy to Catholicism. Her childless marriage to Grand Duke of Lithuania and later King of Poland Alexander Jagiellon was a constant source of tension between the Grand Duchy of Moscow and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Instead of guaranteeing peace, Helena's marriage gave her father Ivan III an excuse to interfere in Lithuanian affairs accusing Alexander of mistreating Helena and repressing Orthodox believers. This became the pretext to renew the Muscovite–Lithuanian War in 1500. The war ended with a six-year truce in 1503; the Grand Duchy of Lithuania lost about a third of its territory. Despite political tensions and religious differences, the marriage was a loving one and the royal couple was close. After her husband's death in 1506, Helena wanted to return to Moscow but was not allowed. When she planned to run away, she was arrested and reportedly poisoned
Feb 20 John King of Denmark King of Denmark , Norway and as John II of Sweden in the Kalmar Union, and also Duke of Schleswig and Holstein. The three most important political goals of King John were the restoration of the Kalmar Union, reduction of the dominance of the Hanseatic League, and the building of a strong Danish royal power
Feb 21 Pope Julius II Pope from 1 November 1503 to his death in 1513. His papacy was marked by an active foreign policy, ambitious building projects, and patronage for the arts—he commissioned the destruction and rebuilding of Peter's Basilica, plus Michelangelo's decoration of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
Mar 10 John de Vere 13th Earl of Oxford one of the principal Lancastrian commanders during the English Wars of the Roses.
Apr 30 Edmund de la Pole 3rd Duke of Suffolk a son of John de la Pole, 2nd Duke of Suffolk and his wife Elizabeth of York.
Sep 9 James IV of Scotland the King of Scots from 11 June 1488 to his death. He is generally regarded as the most successful of the Stewart monarchs of Scotland, but his reign ended with the disastrous defeat at the Battle of Flodden Field, where he became the last monarch from not only Scotland, but also from all of Great Britain, to be killed in battle
Oct 3 Anton Koberger the German goldsmith, printer and publisher who printed and published the Nuremberg Chronicle, a landmark of incunabula, and was a successful bookseller of works from other printers. He established in 1470 the first printing house in Nuremberg