Amerigo Vespucci states that Christopher Columbus has discovered a new continent.
January 14 - Martin Luther, 17, starts at the University of Erfurt, Germany.
Nikolaus Federmann, German explorer, (d. 1542)
Isabella of Burgundy, queen of Denmark and Norway 1515–1523 and of Sweden 1520–1521
Ali-Shir Nava'i, Central Asian poet, painter, politician, mystic and linguist