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John Yonge

after Pietro Torrigiano
plaster cast from head of monument, early 20th century, from a 17th century cast of a work of circa 1516
12 in. (305 mm) high
Given by Alfred Peachey, 1910
Primary Collection
NPG 1585

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  • John Yonge (1467-1516), Diplomat. Sitter in 1 portrait.

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Princess Mary (later Mary I) is born at Greenwich.

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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.

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