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Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
Götz von Berlichingen
Götz von Berlichingen loses his right hand in the battle.
Albrecht Altdorfer: Battle of Wenzenbach
In the Landshut War of Succession the
Battle of Wenzenbach takes place .
1504 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 952/953 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1496/97
Aztec calendar 11. Tubes - Matlactli ozce Acatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 10th Rabbit - Matlactli Tochtli )
Buddhist calendar 2047/48 (southern Buddhism); 2046/47 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 69/70 (70./71.) Cycle

Year of the Wood Rat甲子 ( at the beginning of the year Water Pig 癸亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 866/867 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3837/38 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 882/883
Islamic calendar 909/910 (turn of the year 13/14 June)
Jewish calendar 5264/65 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 1220/21
Malayalam calendar 679/680
Seleucid era Babylon: 1814/15 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1815/16 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1542
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1560/61 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Central and Eastern Europe

The Principality of Moldova within the boundaries of the years 1484–1538

After the death of Prince Ștefan cel Mare on July 2nd, his son Bogdan III follows him . as Prince of Moldova , after Ștefan forced the boyars on their deathbed on June 30th to recognize him as his successor. He continues the policy of his father, who has always pursued independence from Moldova , but from the outset is confronted with a number of pretenders to the throne supported by Poland , Hungary and the Ottoman Empire , who hope that the Moldovan state will become their own through their establishment Subordinate interests. King Alexander of Poland kept an eye on the Pokutia region in particular .

Holy Roman Empire

Triumphal procession of Emperor Maximilian I (the Battle of Bohemia and the Bohemian Trophy Chariot) by Albrecht Altdorfer

Southern and Western Europe

The castle of Chinchilla de Montearagón
Joan of Castile
Royal coat of arms Johanna I.

South America and the Caribbean

  • Nicolás de Ovando , Spanish governor of Hispaniola , arrests numerous Taíno nobles who are waging war against the Spanish colonial masters during a festival . Queen Anacaona is also arrested and - although she is friendly towards the Spaniards - executed by hanging.
  • After Nicolás de Ovando refused to give help to Christopher Columbus , who was stranded in Jamaica, for a year , his confidante Diego Méndez chartered a private ship and rescued the castaways. Columbus returns that same year and tries in vain to restore the privileges promised to him in the surrender of Santa Fe and to enforce his financial demands.



First documentary mentions

  • Nusshof is mentioned in a document for the first time.


science and technology

Around 1504, Peter Henlein from Nuremberg was one of the first to build a spring drive in connection with an escapement mechanism (the spring brake) into a portable watch . So he can reduce it to pocket size.


Visual arts

Jacopo de 'Barbari:
Still Life with Partridge and Iron Gloves
Ghirlandaio: Coronation of Mary





January to May

June to December

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1504


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Philibert II's tomb in Brou

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1504

Web links

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