1515 in history

1515 events chronologically

Jan 1 King Francis I of France succeeds to the French throne
Jan 25 Coronation of Francis I of France
May 13 Mary Tudor, Queen of France and Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk are officially married at Greenwich
Sep 10 Thomas Wolsey is invested as a Cardinal

Top 7 most famous people born in 1515

Mar 28 Teresa of Ávila a prominent Spanish mystic, Roman Catholic saint, Carmelite nun, an author of the Counter Reformation and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer. She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross
Jul 10 Francisco de Toledo an aristocrat and military of the Kingdom of Spain, which was the fifth Viceroy of Peru.
Jul 21 Philip Neri an Italian priest noted for founding a society of secular clergy called the "Congregation of the Oratory".
Sep 22 Anne of Cleves Queen of England from 6 January 1540 to 9 July 1540 as the fourth wife of King Henry VIII. The marriage was declared never consummated, and she was not crowned queen consort. Following the annulment of their marriage, Anne was given a generous settlement by the King, and thereafter referred to as the King's Beloved Sister. She lived to see the coronation of Queen Mary I, outliving the rest of Henry's wives
Oct 4 Lucas Cranach the Younger a German Renaissance artist, known for his woodcuts and paintings.
Oct 8 Margaret Douglas the daughter of Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus, and Margaret Tudor, Queen Dowager of Scotland. In her youth she was high in the favour of her uncle, King Henry VIII, but twice incurred the King's anger, first for her unauthorised engagement to Lord Thomas Howard, who died in the Tower of London in 1537 because of his misalliance with her, and again in 1540 for an affair with Thomas Howard's nephew Sir Charles Howard, the brother of Queen consort Catherine Howard. On 6 July 1544, she married Matthew Stuart, 4th Earl of Lennox, one of Scotland's leading noblemen. Her son Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, married Mary, Queen of Scots and was the father of James VI of Scotland
Nov 22 Mary of Guise queen of Scotland as the second spouse of King James She was the mother of Mary, Queen of Scots, and served as regent of Scotland in her daughter's name from 1554 to 1560. A native of Lorraine, she was a member of the powerful House of Guise, which played a prominent role in 16th-century French politics. Her main goal was a close alliance between the powerful French Catholic nation and small Scotland, which she wanted to be Catholic and independent of England. She failed and at her death the Protestants took control of Scotland. In evaluating her life, historian Rosalind Marshall says:

Top 7 most famous people died in 1515

Jan 1 Louis XII of France a monarch of the House of Valois who ruled as King of France from 1498 to 1515 and King of Naples from 1501 to 1504. The son of Charles, Duke of Orléans, and Maria of Cleves, he succeeded his cousin Charles VIII, who died without a closer heir in 1498
Feb 6 Aldus Manutius an Italian humanist who became a printer and publisher when he founded the Aldine Press at Venice.
Apr 17 Meñli I Giray a khan of the Crimean Khanate and the sixth son of Hacı I Giray.
Sep 4 Barbara of Brandenburg a German noblewoman member of the House of Hohenzollern, by birth Margravine of Brandenburg and by her two marriages Duchess of Głogów and Queen of Bohemia.
Nov 5 Mariotto Albertinelli a High Renaissance Italian painter of the Florentine school, closely involved with Fra Bartolomeo and influenced by Raphael.
Dec 2 Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba a Spanish general who fought in the Conquest of Granada and the Italian Wars. He reorganized the emerging Spanish army and its tactics, and was regarded as the "father of trench warfare". He was also called "The Great Captain". Many influential men fought under him , and he was admired by the generation of conquistadors which followed
Dec 16 Afonso de Albuquerque a Portuguese general, and a "great conqueror", a statesman, and empire builder.