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Events in 1516
|15 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|18 February:|| ||Mary I, queen of England and Ireland from July 1558 until her death in November, is born at the Palace of Placentia in Greenwich.|
|23 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|29 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|23 April:|| ||The Reinheitsgebot is instituted in the city of Ingolstadt in Bavaria, considered the oldest sale of goods act, restricting the ingredients to be used in the production of beer to barley, hops and water.|
|11 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|9 Augustus:|| ||Hieronymus Bosch, Dutch painter, is buried in his hometown of 's Hertogenbosch, having died around age 65 a few days before.|
|16 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|28 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 922 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|28 October:|| ||Ottoman forces defeat the Mamelukes at the Battle of Yaunis Khan.|
|28 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|15 December:|| ||The first edition of “Utopia” by Thomas More is published this day or week in Leuven in Flanders.|
People in 1516
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.
The year 1516 was a leap year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1432, 1460 and 1488 in the century before it and 1544, 1572 and 1608 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?1516 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 March 2017.