1518 in history

1518 events chronologically

Apr 18 Bona Sforza is crowned as queen consort of Poland

Born in 1518

Feb 2 Johann Hommel a German astronomer and mathematician.
Feb 28 Francis III Duke of Brittany Duke of Brittany and Dauphin of Viennois as the first son and heir of King Francis I of France and Duchess Claude of Brittany.
Mar 8 Sidonie of Saxony a princess of the House of Wettin and by marriage Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Princess of Calenberg-Göttingen.
Apr 22 Antoine of Navarre the King of Navarre through his marriage to Queen Jeanne III, from 1555 until his death. He was the first monarch of the House of Bourbon, of which he was head from 1537. He was the father of Henry IV of France
Jul 3 Li Shizhen one of the greatest Chinese physicians, polymaths, scientists, herbalists and acupuncturists in history. His major contribution to clinical medicine was his 27-year work, which is found in his book Compendium of Materia Medica. He is also considered to be the greatest scientific naturalist of China, and was very interested in the proper classification of herb components
Oct 2 Otte Brahe a Danish nobleman and statesman, who served on the privy council. He was married to Beate Clausdatter Bille and was the father of astronomer Tycho Brahe

Died in 1518

Feb 9 Jean IV de Rieux a Breton noble and Marshal. He was the son of Jean III de Rieux and Béatrice de Rohan-Montauban
Aug 16 Loyset Compère a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. Of the same generation as Josquin des Prez, he was one of the most significant composers of motets and chansons of that era, and one of the first musicians to bring the light Italianate Renaissance style to France
Nov 10 Marmaduke Constable a courtier and soldier during the reigns of Richard III, Henry VII and Henry VIII.
Nov 20 Pierre de la Rue a Franco-Flemish composer and singer of the Renaissance. His name also appears as Piersson or variants of Pierchon and his toponymic, when present, as various forms of de Platea, de Robore, or de Vico. A member of the same generation as Josquin des Prez, and a long associate of the Habsburg-Burgundian musical chapel, he ranks with Agricola, Brumel, Compère, Isaac, Obrecht, and Weerbeke as one of the most famous and influential composers in the Netherlands polyphonic style in the decades around 1500
Nov 24 Vannozza dei Cattanei an Italian woman who was one of the many mistresses of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, later to become Pope Alexander Among them, she was the one whose relationship with him lasted the longest.
Dec 5 Gian Giacomo Trivulzio an Italian aristocrat and condottiero who held several military commands during the Italian Wars.