1500 in History – What happened in year 1500

✅ Published on March 21st, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1500 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1500.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1500 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
26 januarySpanish navigator, explorer, and conquistador Vicente YáñezPinzón reached the north coast of what today is Brazil.
22 aprilPortuguese explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral and his crew landed in present day Brazil and claimed the land for Portugal.
10 AugustCaptain Diago Diaz of the Portuguese seaplane became the first European to see Madagascar.
22 AprilPortuguese sailor Pedro वेयरlvare Cabral discovered Brazil.


Famous birthdays in the year 1500:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Solomon Molcho / Mystic / Portugal
02 JulyFederico Cesi (cardinal) / Cardinal / Italy
03 NovemberBenvenuto Cellini / Painter / Italy
06 January John of Ávila / Mystic / Spain
12 AprilJoachim Camerarius / Scholar / Germany
17 OctoberAlonso de Orozco Mena / Priest / Spain
22 February Rodolfo Pio da Carpi / Cardinal / Italy
23 AprilAlexander Ales / Academic / Scotland
23 AprilJohann Stumpf / Writer / Switzerland
27 February João de Castro / Nobleman / Portugal
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