© National Portrait Gallery, London
by Pietro Torrigiano Click on the links below to find out more
plaster cast of bust, circa 1518
33 in. (838 mm) high
- John Colet (1467?-1519), Founder of St Paul's School. Sitter in 16 portraits.
Treaty of London is signed to end war between England, France, the Holy Roman Empire, the Papacy, Spain, Burgundy and the Netherlands.
Art and science
King Henry VIII founds the Royal College of Physicians - the earliest licensed body of medical practitioners.
Charles I of Spain grants the first license to import African slaves into the Spanish American colonies.