< MDVI = 1506 >
Events in 1506
|26 January:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 911 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|25 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|7 April:|| ||Francis Xavier, one of the first seven Jesuits, called the Apostle of the Indies, is born in Javier in Navarre.|
|12 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.|
|18 April:|| ||Construction work starts on St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican to replace a smaller 4th century building at the presumed burial site of Saint Peter, the first Bishop of Rome.|
|18 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|4 May:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|20 May:|| ||Christopher Columbus, Genoese explorer, dies in Valladolid in Spain at age 54, believing his travels have taken him to Asia.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|8 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
People in 1506
Sandro Botticelli, Donato Bramante, Hieronymus Bosch, Moctezuma II, Jorge Álvares, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Cuauhtémoc, Leonardo da Vinci, Amerigo Vespucci, Pope Adrian VI, Maximilian I, Juan Ponce de León, Selim I, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Raphael, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde, Henry VIII, Melanchthon, Charles V and Nostradamus celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1506 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1411, 1422, 1433, 1439, 1450, 1461, 1467, 1478, 1489 and 1495 in the century before it and 1517, 1523, 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587 and 1598 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
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.
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?1506 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 March 2017.