< MDXVII = 1517 >
Events in 1517
|4 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|22 January:|| ||Ottoman sultan Selim I captures Cairo at the Battle of Ridaniya, the severed head of Egypt’s last Mamluk sultan Tuman bay II is hung over the entrance gate to the Al Ghourieh quarter of Cairo.|
|12 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|16 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|31 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|17 June:|| ||Following the initial contacts by Jorge Álvares in 1513 and Rafael Perestrello in 1516, Portuguese merchant Fernão de Andrade sails from Lisbon with seven armed merchant vessels and a letter from king Manuel I, landing at the Pearl River estuary on 15 August to begin direct European commercial and diplomatic contact with China.|
|15 Augustus:|| ||Portuguese merchant Fernão de Andrade arrives at the Pearl River estuary near Canton and meets with Ming Chinese officials to establish commercial and diplomatic relations between China and Portugal.|
|20 Augustus:|| ||Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Burgundian statesman, is born at Besançon.|
|17 September:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 923 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|6 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|17 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|31 October:|| ||German monk Martin Luther nails 95 religious complaints to the door of the All Saints' Church in Wittenberg, sparking the Protestant Reformation.|
|24 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
People in 1517
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, Vesalius and Mary I celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1517 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1422, 1433, 1439, 1450, 1461, 1467, 1478, 1489, 1495 and 1506 in the century before it and 1523, 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609 and 1615 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?2013 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?1517 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 22 May 2013.