© National Portrait Gallery, London
after Pietro Torrigiano Click on the links below to find out more
plaster cast from head of monument, (circa 1516)
12 in. (305 mm) high
Given by Alfred Peachey, 1910
- John Yonge (1467-1516), Diplomat. Sitter in 1 portrait.
Princess Mary (later Mary I) is born at Greenwich.
Art and science
Sir Thomas More's Utopia
is published in Louvain, Flanders. The book takes the form of a humanist discussion on systems of government. While the vices of contemporary European society are broadly satirised, it is conceded that a more egalitarian civilisation can only be found in the land of Utopia, Greek for 'Nowhere'. First publication of the Greek text of the New Testament
, with Latin translation and annotations by the Dutch humanist, Desiderius Erasmus.
Death of Ferdinand II of Aragon and succession of his grandson Charles I of Spain. Selim I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire conquers Egypt and Syria.