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Albrecht IV.
Albrecht IV of Bavaria
regulates the indivisibility of the Duchy of Bavaria .
Red Tower
The red tower in Halle an der Saale is completed.
The Basilica di San Pietro in Rome before the construction of the cathedral
The foundation stone for the construction of St. Peter's Church is laid.
1506 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 954/955 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1498/99
Aztec calendar 13th house - Matlactli omey Calli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 12th Feuerstein - Matlactli omome Tecpatl )
Buddhist calendar 2049/50 (southern Buddhism); 2048/49 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the fire tiger丙寅 ( at the beginning of the year wood buffalo 乙丑)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 868/869 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3839/40 (2-3 October)
Iranian calendar 884/885
Islamic calendar 911/912 (turn of the year 23/24 May)
Jewish calendar 5266/67 (September 18-19)
Coptic calendar 1222/23
Malayalam calendar 681/682
Seleucid era Babylon: 1816/17 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1817/18 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1544
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1562/63 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eastern Europe

Central Europe


Statue of Johanna in
front of the fortress of Tordesillas
  • September 25th : After the death of King Philip I of Castile, his wife Johanna is said to be falling into madness. It may also be an intrigue to keep them out of power. Allegedly because of her condition, she is imprisoned in the fortress of Tordesillas under the care of the nuns of the Santa Clara Monastery . Joan's father Ferdinand II of Aragón takes over the reign of the kingdom.
  • October: Cesare Borgia , who has been in Spanish captivity for two years, manages a spectacular escape from the prison tower of La Mota in Medina del Campo . He succeeds in traveling unrecognized to his brother-in-law Jean d'Albret , the King of Navarre , in Pamplona , where he allies himself with him.

Portugal and its colonies

Francisco de Almeida
Title page of a leaflet on the Lisbon massacre

science and technology


Contarini-Rosselli card

University start-ups



Visual arts

The Laocoon Group
The feast of the Rosary , with Dürer himself in the background, leaning against a tree


  • May 4 : The printer Lucantonio Giunta produces one of the earliest known printed miniature books on parchment in Venice , the Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis secundum consuetudinem romane curie .
  • The book printer Hans Dorn produces the book Dath boke der Hilgen Ewangelien. Lectures. Profecien unde Episteles… . It is the oldest book printed in Braunschweig and still preserved today.


Ottaviano dei Petrucci : Page from Lamentationum Jeremie , 1506



Historical maps and views

Drawing of Godesburg on a church window; created around 1506


Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Tomb of Columbus in Seville Cathedral

Exact date of death unknown

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