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Events in 1515

25 January: Francis I is crowned king of France in the cathedral of Reims.
26 January: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
8 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
8 April: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
20 May: An Indian rhinoceros arrives in Lisbon, the first living example in Europe since Roman times, to be immortalized in a drawing by Albrecht Dürer two months later.
27 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
5 September: Sultan Selim I of the Ottoman Empire captures Tabriz, capital of the Safavid empire of Persia.
29 September: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
9 October: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 921 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
8 November: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
15 November: Thomas Wolsey, archbishop of York and recently appointed Lord Chancellor to king Henry VIII of England, is invested as a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

People in 1515

Hieronymus Bosch, Moctezuma II, Jorge Álvares, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Cuauhtémoc, Clement VII, 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, Giorgio Vasari, Gerardus Mercator and Vesalius celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1515

The year 1515 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1425, 1431, 1442, 1453, 1459, 1470, 1481, 1487, 1498 and 1509 in the century before it and 1526, 1537, 1543, 1554, 1565, 1571, 1582, 1590, 1601 and 1607 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?1515 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 April 2017.
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