1517 in History – What happened in year 1517

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

In history, year 1517 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 1517.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1517 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
31 octoberAccording to traditional accounts, Martin Luther first posted his Ninety-Five Theses onto the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg,present-day Germany, marking the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
22 NovemberAfter the death of Alexander Lodhi, his son Abraham Lodi became the ruler of Delhi.


Famous birthdays in the year 1517:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 SeptemberFrancisco de Holanda / Artist / Portugal
10 JulyOdet de Coligny / Cardinal / France
18 OctoberManuel da Nóbrega / Priest / Brazil
20 AugustAntoine Perrenot de Granvelle / Cardinal / France
22 March Gioseffo Zarlino / Composer / Italy
29 March Carlo Carafa / Cardinal / Italy
29 JuneRembert Dodoens / Physician / Belgium
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