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Events in 1512
|22 February:|| ||Amerigo Vespucci, Italian explorer, namesake of the Americas, dies in Seville in Spain at age 57.|
|28 February:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|5 March:|| ||Gerardus Mercator, Flemish cartographer, is born in Rupelmonde.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|11 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.|
|30 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 October:|| ||Two days after being awarded his Doctor of Theology title, Martin Luther joins the senate of the theological faculty of the University of Wittenberg to spend the rest of his career.|
|1 November:|| ||The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is exhibited to the public for the first time.|
|10 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 918 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|10 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
People in 1512
Donato Bramante, Hieronymus Bosch, Moctezuma II, Jorge Álvares, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Cuauhtémoc, Leonardo da Vinci, 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, Nostradamus, Francis Xavier, Alva, Andrea Palladio, John Calvin and Giorgio Vasari celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1512 was a leap year starting on a Thursday, just like 1428, 1456 and 1484 in the century before it and 1540, 1568 and 1604 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?1512 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 26 March 2017.