Year 1512 (MDXII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1512 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1512
Ab urbe condita2265
Armenian calendar961
Assyrian calendar6262
Balinese saka calendar1433–1434
Bengali calendar919
Berber calendar2462
English Regnal yearHen. 8 – 4 Hen. 8
Buddhist calendar2056
Burmese calendar874
Byzantine calendar7020–7021
Chinese calendar辛未(Metal Goat)
4208 or 4148
    — to —
壬申年 (Water Monkey)
4209 or 4149
Coptic calendar1228–1229
Discordian calendar2678
Ethiopian calendar1504–1505
Hebrew calendar5272–5273
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1568–1569
 - Shaka Samvat1433–1434
 - Kali Yuga4612–4613
Holocene calendar11512
Igbo calendar512–513
Iranian calendar890–891
Islamic calendar917–918
Japanese calendarEishō 9
Javanese calendar1429–1430
Julian calendar1512
Korean calendar3845
Minguo calendar400 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar44
Thai solar calendar2054–2055
Tibetan calendar阴金羊年
(female Iron-Goat)
1638 or 1257 or 485
    — to —
(male Water-Monkey)
1639 or 1258 or 486




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Sultan Bayezid II


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1510s in Scotland

Events from the 1510s in Scotland.

1512 in France

Events from the year 1512 in France

1512 in India

Events from the year 1512 in India.

1512 in Ireland

Events from the year 1512 in Ireland.

Amerigo Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci (; Italian: [ameˈriːɡo veˈsputtʃi]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator, and cartographer who was born in the Republic of Florence. He became a citizen of the Crown of Castile in 1505.Around 1502, Vespucci demonstrated that Brazil and the West Indies were not Asia's eastern outskirts (as initially conjectured from Columbus' voyages) but a separate, unexplored land mass colloquially known as the New World. It came to be called "the Americas", a name derived from Americus (the Latin version of Vespucci's first name).

Austrian Circle

The Austrian Circle (German: Österreichischer Reichskreis) was an Imperial Circle of the Holy Roman Empire. It was one of the four Imperial Circles created by decree after the 1512 Diet at Cologne, twelve years after the original six Circles were established in the course of the Imperial Reform. It roughly corresponds to present-day Austria (except for Salzburg and Burgenland), Slovenia and the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region of Northern Italy, but also comprised the Further Austrian territories in the former Swabian stem duchy.

Bayezid II

Bayezid II (3 December 1447 – 26 May 1512) (Ottoman Turkish: بايزيد ثانى Bāyezīd-i s̱ānī, Turkish: II. Bayezid or II. Beyazıt) was the eldest son and successor of Mehmed II, ruling as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1481 to 1512. During his reign, Bayezid II consolidated the Ottoman Empire and thwarted a Safavid rebellion soon before abdicating his throne to his son, Selim I. He is most notable for evacuating Sephardi Jews from Spain after the proclamation of the Alhambra Decree and resettling them throughout the Ottoman Empire.

Burgundian Circle

The Burgundian Circle (German: Burgundischer Kreis, Dutch: Bourgondische Kreits, French: Cercle de Bourgogne) was an Imperial Circle of the Holy Roman Empire created in 1512 and significantly enlarged in 1548. In addition to the Free County of Burgundy (present-day administrative region of Franche-Comté), the Burgundian Circle roughly covered the Low Countries, i.e., the areas now known as the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and adjacent parts in the French administrative region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais.

The circle's territorial scope was reduced considerably in the 17th century with the secession of the Seven United Provinces in 1581 (recognized 1648) and the annexation of the Free County of Burgundy by France in 1678. The occupation and subsequent annexation of Imperial territory to the west of the Rhine river by Revolutionary France in the 1790s effectively brought an end to the circle's existence.


DYAB Radyo Patrol 1512 Cebu (1512 kHz Cebu) is an AM station of ABS-CBN Corporation in the Philippines. The station's studio is located at the ABS-CBN Broadcasting Complex, North Road, Jagobiao, Mandaue City, while the transmitter is located at Cogon Pardo, Cebu City.

DYAB Cebu also has a television channel on Sky Cable named DYAB TeleRadyo Cebu where the studio and hosts of its programs can be seen by its listeners and viewers. DYAB TeleRadyo can be seen via Sky Cable Cebu Channel 38 and ABS-CBN TV Plus Channel 07 on test broadcast.

DYAB originally operated on a 24-hour, 7-day schedule from its inception in 1995. Selected programs of its Manila station DZMM 630 are also aired on the station.

Electoral Rhenish Circle

The Electoral Rhenish Circle (German: Kurrheinischer Reichskreis) was an Imperial Circle of the Holy Roman Empire, created in 1512.

The circle derived its name from four of the seven prince-electors whose lands along the Middle Rhine comprised the vast majority of its territory.

Ferrari 158

The Ferrari 158 was a Formula One racing car made by Ferrari in 1964 as a successor to the V6-powered Ferrari 156 F1. It was equipped with a 1.5-litre V8 engine, with a bore and stroke of 67.0 mm × 52.8 mm (2.64 in × 2.08 in). The 158 was the first Ferrari Formula One car to use a monocoque chassis. John Surtees drove the Ferrari 158 to win his only Formula One Drivers' World Championship, in 1964.

Ferrari won the 1964 Formula One World Championship by competing in the last two races in cars painted not in the traditional Rosso corsa but in white and blue. These cars were entered by the factory-supported but unofficial NART team, rather than the Scuderia Ferrari factory team. This was done as a protest concerning arguments between Ferrari and the Automobile Club d'Italia regarding the homologation of a new mid-engined Ferrari race car.

Koca Mustafa Pasha

Koca Mustafa Pasha (died 1512) was an Ottoman statesman. He was grand vizier of the Ottoman Empire from 1511 to 1512. He was Greek (Rum) and not a devşirme.

MS 1512-cB58

MS 1512-cB58 is a galaxy in the Boötes constellation. It is a starburst galaxy that is being strongly gravitationally lensed, magnifying its apparent size by 30−50 times.

Madonna with the Blue Diadem

The Madonna with the Blue Diadem is a painting by Raphael and his pupil Gianfrancesco Penni, and was most likely painted in Rome around 1512, now at the Louvre. In the Louvre, the painting is named Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, also known as Virgin with the Veil or Virgin with the Blue Diadem. Additional names include Virgin with the Linen, Slumbering Child and Silence of the Holy Virgin.

Portuguese colonialism in Nusantara

The Portuguese were the first Europeans to establish a colonial presence in the East Indies. Their quest to dominate the source of the lucrative spice trade in the early 16th century through the Portuguese East India Company, and their simultaneous Roman Catholic missionary efforts, saw the establishment of trading posts and forts, and a Portuguese cultural element that remains in modern-day Indonesia, although not nearly as strong as in neighbouring East Timor.


Prilocaine () is a local anesthetic of the amino amide type first prepared by Claes Tegner and Nils Löfgren. In its injectable form (trade name Citanest), it is often used in dentistry. It is also often combined with lidocaine as a topical preparation for dermal anesthesia (lidocaine/prilocaine or EMLA), for treatment of conditions like paresthesia. As it has low cardiac toxicity, it is commonly used for intravenous regional anaesthesia (IVRA).

The Creation of Adam

The Creation of Adam (Italian: Creazione di Adamo) is a fresco painting by Italian artist Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, painted c. 1508–1552. It illustrates the Biblical creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God gives life to Adam, the first man. The fresco is part of a complex iconographic scheme and is chronologically the fourth in the series of panels depicting episodes from Genesis.

The image of the near-touching hands of God and Adam has become iconic of humanity. The painting has been reproduced in countless imitations and parodies. Michelangelo's Creation of Adam is one of the most replicated religious paintings of all time.

Upper Saxon Circle

The Upper Saxon Circle (German: Obersächsischer Reichskreis) was an Imperial Circle of the Holy Roman Empire, created in 1512.

The circle was dominated by the electorate of Saxony (the circle's director) and the electorate of Brandenburg. It further comprised the Saxon Ernestine duchies and Pomerania. The Lusatias that fell to Saxony by the 1635 Peace of Prague were never encircled.

War of the League of Cambrai

The War of the League of Cambrai, sometimes known as the War of the Holy League and by several other names, was a major conflict in the Italian Wars. The main participants of the war, fought from 1508 to 1516, were France, the Papal States and the Republic of Venice; they were joined, at various times, by nearly every significant power in Western Europe, including Spain, the Holy Roman Empire, England, the Duchy of Milan, Florence, the Duchy of Ferrara and Swiss mercenaries.

Pope Julius II, intending to curb Venetian influence in northern Italy, had created the League of Cambrai, an anti-Venetian alliance consisting of himself, Louis XII of France, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Maximilian I, the Holy Roman Emperor. Although the League was initially successful, friction between Julius and Louis caused it to collapse by 1510; Julius then allied himself with Venice against France.

The Veneto–Papal alliance eventually expanded into the Holy League, which drove the French from Italy in 1512; disagreements about the division of the spoils, however, led Venice to abandon the alliance in favor of one with France. Under the leadership of Francis I, who had succeeded Louis to the throne, the French and Venetians would, through victory at Marignano in 1515, regain the territory they had lost; the treaties of Noyon and Brussels, which ended the war the next year, would essentially return the map of Italy to the status quo of 1508.

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