1508

Millennium:2nd millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
  • 1505
  • 1506
  • 1507
  • 1508
  • 1509
  • 1510
  • 1511
1508 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1508
MDVIII
Ab urbe condita2261
Armenian calendar957
ԹՎ ՋԾԷ
Assyrian calendar6258
Balinese saka calendar1429–1430
Bengali calendar915
Berber calendar2458
English Regnal year23 Hen. 7 – 24 Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar2052
Burmese calendar870
Byzantine calendar7016–7017
Chinese calendar丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
4204 or 4144
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
4205 or 4145
Coptic calendar1224–1225
Discordian calendar2674
Ethiopian calendar1500–1501
Hebrew calendar5268–5269
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1564–1565
 - Shaka Samvat1429–1430
 - Kali Yuga4608–4609
Holocene calendar11508
Igbo calendar508–509
Iranian calendar886–887
Islamic calendar913–914
Japanese calendarEishō 5
(永正5年)
Javanese calendar1425–1426
Julian calendar1508
MDVIII
Korean calendar3841
Minguo calendar404 before ROC
民前404年
Nanakshahi calendar40
Thai solar calendar2050–2051
Tibetan calendar阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1634 or 1253 or 481
    — to —
阳土龙年
(male Earth-Dragon)
1635 or 1254 or 482
December: Sistine Chapel.

Year 1508 (MDVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

January–June

July–December

Births

  • February 17Bernardo Salviati, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1568)
  • April 3Jean Daurat, French writer and scholar (d. 1588)
  • April 5Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Italian noble (d. 1559)
  • April 23Georg Sabinus, German writer (d. 1560)
  • May 8Charles Wriothesley, English Officer of Arms (d. 1562)
  • June 8Primož Trubar, Slovenian Protestant reformer who lays the foundations for the Slovenian written language (d. 1586)
  • June 10Hedwig of Münsterberg-Oels, German noble (d. 1531)
  • June 13Alessandro Piccolomini, Italian humanist and philosopher from Siena (d. 1579)[5]
  • June 29Balthasar of Hanau-Münzenberg, German nobleman (d. 1534)
  • September 19Maria Paleologa, Italian noblewoman (d. 1530)
  • September 23Simon Sulzer, Swiss theologian (d. 1585)
  • September 25Francisco Mendoza de Bobadilla, Spanish Catholic cardinal (d. 1566)
  • November 23Francis, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, youngest son of Henry the Middle (d. 1549)
  • November 25Cristofano Gherardi, Italian painter (d. 1556)
  • November 30Andrea Palladio, Italian architect (d. 1580)[6]
  • December 9Gemma Frisius, Dutch mathematician and cartographer (d. 1555)
  • December 21Thomas Naogeorgus, German playwright (d. 1563)
  • December 24Pietro Carnesecchi, Italian humanist (d. 1567)
  • date unknown
    • Livio Agresti, Italian painter (d. 1580)
    • Matsunaga Hisahide, Japanese daimyo (d. 1577)
    • Marin Držić, Croatian playwright (d. 1567)
  • possible
    • Isabel de Josa, Catalan writer (d. 1575)
    • Jane Seymour, third queen of Henry VIII of England (d. 1537)

Deaths

Ludovico Sforza

References

  1. ^ Mead Skjelver, Daniel. "Maximilian I Holy Roman emperor". Encyclopedias Britannica. Encyclopedias Britannica. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Leo Steinberg (December 31, 2019). Michelangelo's Painting: Selected Essays. University of Chicago Press. p. 3368. ISBN 978-0-226-48243-9.
  3. ^ John Duncan Mackie (December 31, 1952). The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558. Clarendon Press. p. 155. ISBN 978-0-19-821706-0.
  4. ^ "Battle of Dabul - [December 29, 1508] This Day in History". Byjus. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  5. ^ Virginia Trimble; Thomas R. Williams; Katherine Bracher (September 18, 2007). Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 904. ISBN 978-0-387-30400-7.
  6. ^ Georgian Group (London, England) (1957). Visit to the Veneto 21st-29th September, 1957: Programme. p. 1.

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