1506 in History – What happened in year 1506

In history, year 1506 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 1506.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1506:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 januaryThe first contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived at the Vatican in Rome to serve as security for the Pope.
18 aprilConstruction of the current St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, to replace the old basilica built in the 4th century, began.
06 augustMuscovite–Lithuanian Wars-The Grand Duchy of Lithuania achieved one of the greatest Lithuanian victories against the Tatars inthe Battle of Kletsk.


Famous birthdays in the year 1506:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
02 February René de Birague / Politician / Italy
07 AprilFrancis Xavier / Missionary / Spain
12 AugustFranciscus Sonnius / Theologian / Netherlands
13 AprilPeter Faber / Priest / France
15 February Juliana of Stolberg / Politician / Germany

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