1509 in History – What happened in year 1509

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

In history, year 1509 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 1509.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1509 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
21 aprilHenry VIII became King of England, following the death of his father Henry VII, eventually becoming a significant figure in the history of the English monarchy.
24 juneHenry VIII and Catherine of Aragon were crowned King and Queen of England. Catherine of Aragon was Queen of England from 1509 until 1533 as the first wife of King Henry VIII; she was previously Princess of Wales as the wife of Prince Arthur.
26 julyKrishnadevaraya, who would become the most powerful of all theHindu rulers of India, ascended to the throne of the VijayanagaraEmpire.
10 septemberAn estimated 10,000 people died in Constantinople due to anearthquake so strong it was known as 'the Lesser Judgement Day'.
04 NovemberAlphonso the Albuquerque became the second Portuguese Viceroy in India after Almeida.
08 AugustMaharaja Krishnadeva Raya was crowned as Emperor of the Vijay Nagar Empire.
07 AprilFrance declares war against Venice.


Famous birthdays in the year 1509:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Guillaume Le Testu / Privateer / France
03 AugustÉtienne Dolet / Scholar / France
03 January Gian Girolamo Albani / Cardinal / Italy
10 JulyJohn Calvin / Pastor / France
25 AugustIppolito II d'Este / Cardinal / Italy
25 January Giovanni Morone / Cardinal / Italy
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