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Events in 1500

24 February: Charles V, Holy Roman emperor, is born in Ghent, Flanders.
9 March: Explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral departs from Lisbon with 13 ships and 1500 men, half of whom are soldiers, to repeat the success of Vasco da Gama's voyage to India.
24 March: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
31 March: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 905 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
19 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
22 April: Portuguese navigator Cabral, in command of an expedition of thirteen ships to India, discovers Brazil in South America, and after sailing the coast for a few days, sends a ship back home to notify the king when he realizes it may not be an island but a continent.
30 April: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
24 May: Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer, aged around 50, dies at sea near the Cape of Good Hope, which he was the first European to sail around in 1488, calling it the Cape of Storms.
7 June: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
7 July: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
13 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.

People in 1500

Sandro Botticelli, Donato Bramante, Hieronymus Bosch, Moctezuma II, Ivan III the Great, Christopher Columbus, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Hongzhi, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde, Henry VIII and Melanchthon celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1500

The year 1500 was a common year starting on a Wednesday, just like 1410, 1421, 1427, 1438, 1449, 1455, 1466, 1477, 1483 and 1494 in the century before it and 1505, 1511, 1522, 1533, 1539, 1550, 1561, 1567, 1578, 1586 and 1597 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1500 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 October 2017.
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