Politics and world events
- 1505 : End of the Landshut War of Succession
- 1505 : With the so-called “Nihil Novi” constitution , an important pillar of the Republic of Poland-Lithuania , King Alexander of Poland recognizes the right to legislate for the Polish Chamber of Couriers.
- 1507 : On Martin Waldseemüller's map of the world, the name "America" appears for the first time for the newly discovered continent.
- The French map sheet established itself almost all over Europe around 1500. Playing cards are given cœur (heart), pique (lance), trèfle (shamrock) and carreau (square).