Events noted in 1500

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Born: Albuquerque, Blaise son of the preceding

Died: Alcock, John successively bishop of Rochester

Born: Ales, Alexander a celebrated divine of the confession of Augsbourg

Born: Alessi, Galeas the most celebrated architect of his time

“Commentary In Isagogen Porphyrii,” Ammonius son of Hermias the peripatetic philosopher

Died: Aquilano, Serafino so called from Aquila

Died: Badius, Josse Jodocus Badius Ascensius

“De omnium a capite ad calcem morborum causis, signis, differentiis, indicationibus, et remediis, lib. triginta,” Benedictus, Alexander a very eminent physician and medical writer of the fifteenth century

“Commento di Hieronimo Benivieni, cittadino Florentine, sopra a piu sue Canzone e Sonnetti deilo amore e della belleza divina,” Benivieni, Jerome a celebrated poet of Florence (1453–?)

Born: Betuleius, Sixtus whose name in German was Birck

Born: Bibliander, Theodore an eminent Protestant divine

Born: Borde, Andrew Andreas Perforatus (?–1549)

Died: Bos, Jerome an artist of singular taste

Born: Brasavola, Antonius Musa a famous physician

Born: Brodeau, John in Latin Brod&Us

Died: Buslidius, John a native of Arlon in Luxemburgh

Born: Camerarius, Joachim one of the most learned writers of his age

“Roberti de Licio Sermones,” Caraccioli, Robert often called Hobertus de Licio

Born: Castello, John Baptist an eminent artist

Born: Cellini, Benvenuto a celebrated sculptor and engraver of Florence

Died: Corio, Bernardine born in 1460

Born: Cornarius a celebrated German physician

Born: Garcilasso a celebrated Spanish poet

“Commentary on the Master of the Sentences,” Gregory Of Rimini general of the Augustines 1357

“Epigrams,” Mancinelli, Antonio an Italian grammarian

Born: Martelli, Lewis a Florentine poet

Born: Moulin, Charles Du in Latin Molinæus (15001566)

Born: Nanni or in his native language

Born: Perino Del Vaga, Otherwise Pierino Buonaccorsi one of the most distinguished scholars and assistants of Raphael in the Vatican

Born: Perion, Joachim a learned doctor of the Sorbonne

Born: Pole, Reginald an eminent cardinal (?–1558)

Died: Scot a munificent benefactor to Lincoln college (1423–?)

Born: Smith, Richard a learned popish divine

Born: Speroni, Sperone an Italian scholar of great eminence in the sixteenth century

“Embryon relimatum, sive Vocabularium Metricum,” Stanbridge, John an eminent schoolmaster (14631525)

“The Serjeant Major: or, a Dialogue of the office of a Serjeant major,” Thorie, John one of a family of that name

Born: Tyndale, William otherwise named Hitchins

Died: Urceus, Anthony Codrus a learned Italian


“De Universalibus,” Achillini, Alexander a native of Bologna

“Mons perfections ad Carthusianos,” Alcock, John successively bishop of Rochester

Died: Bellini, Gentile an eminent artist

“Collectorium super libros sententiarum G. Occami,” Biel, Gabriel one of the ablest scholastic divines of his time

Born: Cardan, Jerom an Italian physician

Born: Carpi, Girolamo De an artist

Born: Fuchs, Leonard an eminent German physician and botanist

Died: Gaguin, Robert a French historian

“De situ Elementorum,” Galateo, Antony an eminent Italian writer

Born: Goez, Damian De a Portuguese writer of the sixteenth century

Born: Hortensius, Lambert was a philologer

Died: Marc He, Oliver De La a French courtier and author

Born: Matthiolus, Peter Andrew an eminent physician

“De expetendis et fugiendis rebus,” Valla, George an Italian physician and professor of the belles lettres at Venice

Born: Zanchius, Basil one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century


Born: Aldegraef, Henry a celebrated artist

Died: Annius which Bayle follows

“Astrolabium plenum in tabulis ascendeus, continens qualibet hora atque minuta aequationes domorum cceli,” Apono, Peter a physician and astrologer

Born: Beccadelli, Lewis was born at Bologna in 1502

Born: Beolco, Angelo surnamed Ruzzante

Died: Bosso, Matthew an Italian scholar and writer of considerable eminence

“Apologia Socratis,” Bruni, Leonard a very eminent scholar and historian

Born: Constantin, Robert doctor of physic

Born: Dudley, John son of the preceding

“Rosa Anglica” Gaddesden, John Of an English physician

Born: Gregory Xiii. the principal event in whose life is the reformation he introduced in the Roman calendar

“Latin Poets” Juvencus, Caius Vectius Aquilinus one of the first Christian poets

Died: Maillard, Oliver a famous preacher

“Satyrarum decades deceni,” Philelphus, Francis a learned Italian

“Epistolarum familiarum libri triginta septem,” Philelphus, Francis a learned Italian

“Onomasticon” Pollux, Julius an ancient Greek grammarian

“Pyramus and Thisbe” Raimondi, Marc Antonio the most celebrated of the old masters in the art of engraving

“Epistolæ familiares, necnon Orationes et Poemata,” Sabellicus

“A Comment upon the second book of Pliny’s Natural History,” Valla, George an Italian physician and professor of the belles lettres at Venice

Born: Varchi, Benedict an Italian historian


“De subjecto Chiromantiæ et Physiognomiæ,” Achillini, Alexander a native of Bologna

“On judicial Astrology.” Alchabitius an Arabian astrologer

Died: Alkmar, Henry a supposed writer

“Commentary on Aristotle De Interpretatione,” Ammonius son of Hermias the peripatetic philosopher

Died: Borgia, Cæsar a monster of ambition and cruelty

Born: Bourbon, Nicholas a Latin poet of France

Died: Calentius, Elisius a modern Latin poet of the fifteenth century

Born: Casa, John De La an eminent Italian writer

Born: Cavalcanti, Bartholomew an Italian writer of considerable fame

“Storia di Milano,” Corio, Bernardine born in 1460

Born: Curio, Cœlius Secundus of Piemont

“Thistle and Rose,” Dunbar, William an eminent Scotch poet

Born: Grazzini, Antony Francis an Italian scholar and poet of considerable eminence

Born: Hamilton, Patrick usually reckoned the first Scotch reformer (15031527)

“Res Gestae” Herodian a Greek historian

Born: Hosius, Stanislaus cardinal

Born: Nostradamus, Michel a physician and celebrated astrologer

Born: Parmigiano, Il whose family name was Francis Mazzuoli

Born: Piccolomini, Alexander archbishop of Patras

Born: Stephanus, Robert the most celebrated printer of this family

Born: Wyat, Sir Thomas a statesman and poet


Born: Albani, John Jerome of the same family with the preceding

“Alexandri iatros practica, cum expositione glossae interlinearis Jacobi de Partibus, et Simonis Januensis,” Alexander, Trallianus a learned physician and philosopher

Died: Arrivabene, John Peter of the same family as the preceding

Died: Beaufort, Margaret the foundress of Christ’s and St

“Aristotelis Ethicorum Libri decem,” Bruni, Leonard a very eminent scholar and historian

Born: Carranza, Bartholomew a Dominican

“Oratio de laudibus literarum Graecarum,” Carteromachus, Scipio whose proper name was Forteguerra

Born: Cruciger, Caspar one of the contributors to the reformation in Germany

Born: Fagius, Paul whose German name was Buchlein

Born: Giraldi, John Baptist Cjntio an Italian poet

Born: Grenada, Lewis De a celebrated Dominican in the sixteenth century

Died: Landinus, Christopher an Italian scholar

Born: Lazius, Wolfgang physician and historian to the emperor Ferdinand L was born at Vienna in 1504

“Poesies Chretiennes,” Noue, Francis De La surnamed Bras de Fer

Born: Parker, Matthew the second protestant archbishop of Canterbury (?–1575)

“Perspectiva Communis,” Peckham, John archbishop of Canterbury in the reign of Edward 1. was born in the county of Sussex

Born: Strozzt, Titus And Hercules father and son

Born: Tornasius, John the first of a family of eminent printers and booksellers


“Textus Mesues noviter emendatus, &c.” Apono, Peter a physician and astrologer

“Orationes, prefationes, praelectiones, &c.” Beroaldo, Philip the elder

Born: Castelvetro, Lewis an Italian critic

“Italian poems,” Catherine, St. of Sienna

Born: Cavendish, Sia William second son of Thomas Cavendish of Cavendish

“De Poetis Latinis” Crinitus, Peter an Italian scholar (14751507)

Born: Gorris, John De in Latin Gorreus

Born: Hospital, Michel De L' chancellor of France

Born: Knox, John the chief instrument and promoter of the reformation in Scotland (?–1572)

Died: Mantegna, Andrea an eminent Italian painter

Born: Menno, Simon surnamed Simon

Born: Taverner, Richard a pious layman of the reigns of Henry VIII

Born: Tschudi, Giles De one of a family of Swiss writers

Born: Zegedin, Stephen De an eminent Lutheran divine


“Commentary on Ezekiel, and the twelve minor propnets.” Abrabanel, Isaac a famous rabbi

“Religious Sciences” Algazeli, Abou-Hamed-Mohammed an Arabian philosopher

“De Morbo Gallico,” Aquilanus, Sebastianus his true name being unknown

Died: Aubespine, Magdalene D' daughter of Claude d'Aubespine

Died: Bandello, Matthew a celebrated Italian novelist

Died: Behem, Martin otherwise Behaim

“Collectiones medicinæ, sive, aphorismi de medici et ægri officio,” Benedictus, Alexander a very eminent physician and medical writer of the fifteenth century

Born: Bentivoglio, Hercules one of the best Italian poets of the sixteenth century

Born: Buchanan, George a Scottish historian

Born: Cooke, Sir Anthony preceptor to Edward VI. was born at Giddy

Born: Cousin, Gilbert in Latin

Born: Fernel, John Francis physician to Henry II. of France

Born: Ferrier, Armand an eminent lawyer

Born: Francucci, Innocent an historical painter

Died: Longueil, Christopher De a very elegant scholar

Born: Marlorat, Augustine an eminent protestant divine of the sixteenth century

Born: Osorio, Jerome a learned Portuguese divine

Died: Sabellicus

“Thesaurus.” Sabellicus

Born: Scrimzeor, Henry one of the most learned men of the sixteenth century

Born: Sleidan, John an excellent German historian (?–1556)

Born: Udal, Nicholas an eminent schoolmaster of the sixteenth century

“Encomia,” Udal, Nicholas an eminent schoolmaster of the sixteenth century

Born: Xavier, St. Francis commonly called the Apostle of the Indies


Born: Aldrich, Robert bishop of Carlisle in the reigns of Henry VIII

“De pestilentia ej usque curatione per preservationum et curationum regimen,” Bayro, Peter De an Italian physician

Born: Bolen, Anne second wife of king Henry VIII. was born in 1507

“La Prima Navigatione per TOceano a le terre de Negri della bassa Ktiopia,” Cadamosto, Lewis a famous Venetian navigator

Born: Caro, Hannibal an Italian poet (?–1566)

Born: Chevalier, Antony Ralph Le aprotestant divine

Born: Costanzo, Angelo Di lord of Cantalupo

Born: Daurat, John an. eminent French poet

Born: Gale, Thomas an English surgeon

Born: Longueil, Gilbert a skilful physician of the sixteenth century

Born: Nowell, Alexander an eminent English divine (?–1602)

Born: Oporinus, John a famous German printer

Born: Rondelet, William a celebrated professor of physic at Montpellier

Born: Sadler, Sir Ralph an eminent English statesman

Born: Sturmius, John the Cicero of Germany

Born: Vinet, Elias a classical editor


Died: Abrabanel, Isaac a famous rabbi

“Commentary on Exodus;” Abrabanel, Isaac a famous rabbi

“L'exil de Gennes le Superbe,” Authon, John D' historiographer of France under Louis XII. abbot of Angle in Poitou

Died: Celtes, Conrad a Latin poet

“De structura Orationis,” Dionysius, Halicarnassensis a historian and critic of antiquity

Born: Dolce, Lewis a most laborious Italian writer

Born: Erskine, John baron of Dun

“Batistte Fulgosi de dictis factisque memorabilibus collectanea a Camillo Ghilino Latina facta, libri novem,” Fregoso, Baptist of the ancient family of Fregoso

“Angelicum ac Divinum Opus Musicae Materna Lingua Scrip.” Gaffurius, Franchinus an eminent musical writer

Born: Gemma, Reinier sometimes called Gemma Frisius

Died: Littleton, Thomas a celebrated English judge

“Letters of Pliny,” Manutius, Aldus the elder of three justly celebrated printers (?–1515)

Died: Martial, D'Auvergne a French poet of the fifteenth century

“Satyrae centum distinctae decem decadibus Catholicis passim refertoe sententiis: praemissa authoris vita ab Egid. Perrino Campano, &c.” Philelphus, Francis a learned Italian

Born: Pope, Sir Thomas founder of Trinity college

Born: Rastall, John one of our early printers

Born: Rightwise, John, In Latin Justus an eminent grammarian (?–1532)

Born: Sabinus, George whose family name was Schalter (?–1560)

Born: Telesius, Bernard a modern philosopher

Born: Truberus, Primus celebrated for his learned translations


“Tractatus brevis de laudibus Florentias et Saonse,” Albertini, Francis an ecclesiastic of Florence

“Oratio,” Antiquarius, James a learned Italian of the fifteenth century

“Les Epistres envoyees au roy par les 6tats de France, avec certaines ballades et rondeaux,” Authon, John D' historiographer of France under Louis XII. abbot of Angle in Poitou

“The Shyp of Folys,” Barclay, Alexander was an elegant writer in the 1Moreri

Born: Calvin, John one of the chief reformers of the church (?–1564)

Died: Comines Lat. Cominæus

Born: Commandine, Frederick a celebrated mathematician and linguist

Born: Dolet, Stephen a voluminous French writer

Born: Duaren, Francis professor of civil law at Bourges

Died: Erasmus, Desiderius one of the most illustrious of the revivers of learning

“Em. Chrysolorae erotemata lingusc Graecse, in compendium redacta, a Guarino Veronesi,” Guarino Of Verona surnamed Veronese

“Sum of the Virtues,” Hales, Alexander an eminent scholastic divine of the thirteenth century

“Enchiridion fidei,” Ofihely, Maurice archbishop of Tuam

Born: Pare', Ambrose a French surgeon of eminence

“Morals,” Plutarch a great philosopher and historian of antiquity

Born: Servetus, Michael a famous Anti-trinitarian (?–1553)

Born: Shepreve, John a celebrated Latin poet and linguist

Born: Staunford, Sir William an eminent lawyer in the sixteenth century

“Psalterium quintuplex,” Stephanus, Henry and in France Estienne

Born: Volterra, Daniele Di whose family name was Ricciarelli