1451 > Birth at Madrigal de las Altas Torres of Isabella I of Castile, la Catolica, who died on November 26th, 1504 in Medina del Campo. She was queen of Castile and León from 1474 till 1504 and, by marriage with Ferdinand II of Aragon (1479), queen of all Spain and Sicily
1500 > Thirteen caravels come in sight of unknown coast, terra incognita, at the Southwest of the Atlantic Ocean while they tried to by-pass the Gulf of Guinea to make the tour of Africa ... Pedro Álvares Cabral and his 1200 men have just discovered inadvertently what will become Brazil and will take it up in the name of Portugal, honestly but by mistake for being against the Tordesillas’ treaty.
1505 > John Fisher welcomes at Cambridge Henry VII with Henry Prince of Wales, on their pilgrim way to Walsingham
1509 > Henry VIII succeeds his father Henry VII, founder of the Tudor dynasty: his elder brother Arthur had died in 1502