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Henry VIII after the coronation
Henry VIII becomes King of England and marries ...
Catherine of Aragon
... the Spanish princess Catherine of Aragón .
Torgau Prince Altar by Lucas Cranach the Elder  Ä.
Lucas Cranach paints the Torgau Prince Altar .
1509 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 957/958 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1501/02
Aztec calendar 3. Feuerstein - Jei Tecpatl (until the end of January / beginning of February: 2nd pipes - Ome Acatl )
Buddhist calendar 2052/53 (southern Buddhism); 2051/52 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the Earth-Snake己巳 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Dragon 戊辰)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 871/872 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3842/43 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 887/888
Islamic calendar 914/915 (turn of the year 21/22 April)
Jewish calendar 5269/70 (September 14/15)
Coptic calendar 1225/26
Malayalam calendar 684/685
Seleucid era Babylon: 1819/20 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1820/21 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1547
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1565/66 (turn of the year April)

In 1509 it comes to the first peaceful change of rulers in England for nearly 100 years . After the death of the first Tudor ruler, King Henry VII , his son was crowned King of England as Henry VIII , after he had married Catherine of Aragon just a few days earlier .

With the destruction of an Indian-Egyptian-Arab fleet in the Battle of Diu secures Indian Viceroy Francisco de Almeida , the naval supremacy of Portugal in the Indian Ocean for over a century.

During the Italian Wars , the Republic of Venice suffered a devastating defeat at the Battle of Agnadello against the League of Cambrai led by Pope Julius II .


Politics and world events

Hanseatic League / Scandinavia

Holy Roman Empire

Johann II of Simmern

Italian Wars / League of Cambrai


Henry VII on his death bed

The first Tudor ruler, King Henry VII, dies on April 21 after a prolonged illness at Hampton Court Palace in Richmond upon Thames . His death is kept secret for two days while a political power struggle takes place behind the scenes, leading to the overthrow of the two the old King’s most important and unpopular ministers, Richard Empson and Edmund Dudley, who are jailed as the culprits for his tyrannical financial policies. Henry's son of the same name was only proclaimed king in London on April 24th . He then grants a general pardon for everyone who owed his father money. It is the first peaceful change to the throne in England in almost 100 years .

On June 11 Henry Tudor's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and is on June 23 as Henry VIII. King of England crowned. The young king, who is very popular among the people, evokes a euphoric mood in the country. Among other things, Thomas More publishes a volume of poetry in his honor.

Voyages of discovery

Map showing the possible itinerary Cabots 1508/09

Portugal / India

Francisco de Almeida

Spanish colonies

Diego Colón (Diego Columbus)

Central Asia


  • The French King Louis XII. changes the statutes of the Rôtisseurs , the "Goose Roasters Guild", founded in 1248 . Over the years, these activities and privileges have expanded to include the preparation and marketing of all types of meat, including poultry and game. Their activities are now limited to poultry , wild birds, lamb and game .

science and technology



Visual arts

Dürer's self-portrait with the date of delivery on the central image

Literature and theater

Title page of the first edition of Fortunatus



Woodcut illustration on the Jetzer trade by Urs Graf , 1509


The largest stretch of the dollar (blue and green)


Date of birth saved

John Calvin

Exact date of birth unknown


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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