1514 in history

1514 events chronologically

Aug 23 The Battle of Chaldiran ends with a decisive victory for the Sultan Selim I, Ottoman Empire, over the Shah Ismail I, founder of the Safavid dynasty
Sep 8 Battle of Orsha: In one of the biggest battles of the century, Lithuanians and Poles defeat the Russian army
Oct 9 Marriage of Louis XII of France and Mary Tudor

Top 7 most famous people born in 1514

Feb 7 Adam of Łowicz a professor of medicine at the University of Krakow, its rector in 1510–1511, a humanist, writer and philosopher.
Feb 16 Georg Joachim Rheticus a mathematician, cartographer, navigational-instrument maker, medical practitioner, and teacher. He is perhaps best known for his trigonometric tables and as Nicolaus Copernicus's sole pupil. He facilitated the publication of his master's De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
Feb 22 Tahmasp I an influential Shah of Iran, who enjoyed the longest reign of any member of the Safavid dynasty. He was the son and successor of Ismail I
Apr 2 Guidobaldo II della Rovere Duke of Urbino an Italian condottiero, who succeeded his father Francesco Maria I della Rovere as Duke of Urbino from 1538 until his death in 1574. He was a member of the House of La Rovere. Guidobaldo was an important patron of the arts in general, and of Titian in particular, commissioning Titian's Venus of Urbino
Jun 16 John Cheke an English classical scholar and statesman, notable as the first Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge University.
Nov 29 Andreas Musculus a German Lutheran theologian. The name Musculus is a Latinized form of Meusel
Dec 31 Andreas Vesalius a Brabantian anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica. Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. He was professor at the University of Padua and later became Imperial physician at the court of Emperor Charles V

Died in 1514

Jan 2 William Smyth Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield from 1493 to 1496 and then Bishop of Lincoln until his death. He held political offices, the most important being Lord President of the Council of Wales and the Marches. He became very wealthy and was a benefactor of a number of institutions. He was a co-founder of Brasenose College, Oxford and endowed a grammar school in the village of his birth in Lancashire
Jan 9 Anne of Brittany the last independent Breton ruler, and twice the queen of France. She was born in Nantes, Brittany, and was the daughter of Duke Francis II of Brittany and Margaret of Foix. Upon her father's death, she became Duchess of Brittany, Countess of Nantes, Montfort, and Richmond, and Viscountess of Limoges. In her time, she was the richest European woman
Mar 11 Donato Bramante an Italian architect, who introduced Renaissance architecture to Milan and the High Renaissance style to Rome, where his plan for Peter's Basilica formed the basis of design executed by Michelangelo. His Tempietto marked the beginning of the High Renaissance in Rome when Alexander VI appointed him to build a sanctuary that allegedly marked the spot where Peter was crucified
Mar 11 Charlotte of Albret a wealthy French noblewoman of the Albret family. She was the sister of King John III of Navarre, and the wife of the notorious Cesare Borgia whom she married in 1499. She was the mother of his only legitimate child, Louise Borgia to whom she acted as regent following the death of Cesare
May 3 Anna of Brandenburg a German noblewoman.
Jul 14 Christopher Bainbridge an English Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of York from 1508 until his death
Oct 25 William Elphinstone a Scottish statesman, Bishop of Aberdeen and founder of the University of Aberdeen.