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Martin Luther
Martin Luther is ordained a priest in Erfurt.
Cesare Borgia
Cesare Borgia , role model for Macchiavelli's Il Principe , dies.
Waldseemüller world map
The name America appears for the first time on Martin Waldseemüller's map of the world .
1507 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 955/956 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1499/1500
Aztec calendar 1. Rabbit Ce Tochtli (until the end of January / beginning of February: 13th house - Matlactli omey Calli )
Buddhist calendar 2050/51 (southern Buddhism); 2049/50 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the Fire Rabbit 丁卯 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Tiger 丙寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 869/870 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3840/41 (2-3 October)
Iranian calendar 885/886
Islamic calendar 912/913 (turn of the year 12/13 May)
Jewish calendar 5267/68 (September 6-7)
Coptic calendar 1223/24
Malayalam calendar 682/683
Seleucid era Babylon: 1817/18 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1818/19 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1545
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1563/64 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Portuguese India

Afonso de Albuquerque

A Portuguese fleet under Tristão da Cunha and Afonso de Albuquerque conquered the Persian Gulf located at the entrance, strategically important base Hormuz , the cities of Muscat and Sohar , as well as the islands of Socotra by the Arabs and start there with the construction of a fort to secure the sea route to Portuguese India .


The Count of Lerín rises against Jean d'Albret , King of Navarre , and his wife Catherine . The exiled Cesare Borgia , brother-in-law of d'Albret, is sent to put down the uprising. During the siege of Viana on March 12th, he was killed in an ambush near Mendavia, which he was said to have recognized but ignored. The uprising, an aftermath of the Navarre Civil War , continued for the next few years and led to a decisive weakening of Navarre and, as a result, to the loss of its independence.


Lucien de Monaco

With the help of Piedmontese and French troops, Lucien of Monaco succeeds on March 19 in a great battle in the Republic of Genoa , which has been besieging the rule for 100 days , in which the fortress and a large part of the port are destroyed.

In the same year, the French King Louis XII. Acquire Monaco and capture Lucien. His brother Augustin , Bishop of Grasse, takes over the administration of the rule. He brings in experts to assess the value of Monaco. This results in a value of 166,000 ducats, which Ludwig cannot afford. Augustin does not agree to the exchange of Monaco for other fiefs.

Holy Roman Empire

Margaret of Austria, painting by Bernard van Orley
Title page of the Bambergensis

Eastern Europe


Central Asia

Portrait of Mohammed Scheibani, Behzād around 1507


Locumtenenstaler, Schautaler Friedrichs the Wise

science and technology

Detail of the map on which the name “America” appears for the first time

The German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller creates a world map with the help of his partner Matthias Ringmann . Together with a terrestrial globe and an inscription, it is to be seen as a three-part project, to which Waldseemüller gives the Latin name Universalis cosmographia secundum Ptholomaei traditionem et Americi Vespucii aliorumque lustrationes ( The complete cosmography according to the tradition of Ptolemy and Amerigo Vespucci and according to other illustrations ). At Ringmann's suggestion, the two scholars name the newly discovered countries in the west after the first name of Amerigo Vespucci, which is the first time that America appears on a map for the continent.

The annals of Tacitus are rediscovered in Corvey Monastery . It contains, among other things, sections on the Varus Battle and the Cheruscan Arminius .

After more than six years of travel through Asia occurs Ludovico de Varthema on December 6 aboard a Portuguese ship from Cannanore in Portuguese India from his home to Europe, which it around the Cape of Good Hope leads.



Aztec calendar

In the Aztec Empire , the last new fire ceremony under the zodiac sign of the fire drill takes place at the end of January / beginning of February under the rule of Moctezuma II . This celebrates the change in the 52-year cycles of the Aztec calendar .

Literature and fine arts

Raffael, Entombment of Christ

Raffael paints the altar painting Entombment of Christ in oil on wood . Together with other works by Raphael, the picture forms the central part of an altar in the church of San Francesco al Prato in Perugia.

Cover of the Etterlin Chronicle

Petermann Etterlin , son of the Lucerne town clerk, publishes a printed Swiss chronicle . This is later criticized for its "French-friendly attitude".





Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown

Born around 1507


First half of the year

Gentile Bellini, self-portrait

Second half of the year

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 1507

Web links

Commons : 1507  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Thomas Martin Buck: "The Holy Roman Empire and the German Nation Nothdurft und Obiegen". The Konstanzer Reichstag from 1507 and European politics , in: Writings of the Association for the History of Lake Constance and its Surroundings , 126th year 2008, pp. 36–43 ( digitized version )