1508 in History – What happened in year 1508


In history, year 1508 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1508.

Know what happened in 1508:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 MarchFerdinand II of Aragon appointed Amerigo Vespucci to the postof Chief Navigator of Spain.
10 DecemberThe Papal States, France, Aragon and the Holy Roman Empire formed the League of Cambrai, an alliance against the Republic of Venice.
22 MarchFerdinand II of Aragon appointed Amerigo Vespucci to the post of Chief Navigator of Spain.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1508:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
05 AprilErcole II d'Este / Ruler / Italy
08 JunePrimož Trubar / Author / Slovenia
09 DecemberGemma Frisius / Mathematician / Netherlands
24 DecemberPietro Carnesecchi / Scholar / Italy
30 NovemberAndrea Palladio / Architect / Italy

List of famous Indian birthdays in the year 1508:

YearName / Profession / Country
17 MarchHumayun / Ruler / India

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