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Birth of Charles V of Hapsburg, who became Lord of the Netherlands in 1515, King of Spain in 1516, and was elected Holy Roman Emperor (German-speaking region) in 1519. He ruled most of Europe until his abdication in 1556.
Lawrence Washington was born in Abt 1500, Warton, Lancashire, England. Eldest Son. "It was Lawrence Washington, born c. 1500, the eldest son of John Washington of Warton, Lancashire, who first settled at Sulgrave with his second wife Amy, the third daughter of Robert Pargiter of Greatworth, near Sulgrave. His former wife, Elizabeth, died childless and Robert Washington his eldest son, born to Amy in 1544, inherited Sulgrave Manor with about 1250 acres."
Sulgrave built by Lawrence.
Henry VIII ascends the throne of England. He rules until 1547.
Martin Luther nails his 95 theses to the door of the castle church in Wittenberg. Beginning of the Protestant Reformation.
Camera Obscura devised by Leonardo da Vinci.
May 2, 1519, Death of Leonardo Da Vinci. It is recorded by Vasari that Leonardo and Francois I, King of France had become good friends, and that Francois held Leonardo's head in his arms as he died at age 67.