The year 1506 (one thousand five hundred and six) according to the Julian calendar is a common year starting on Thursday. This is the year 1506 AD, the 506th year of the 2nd millennium, the 6th year of the 16th century, the 6th year of the 1st decade of the 16th century, the 7th year of the 1500s.
August 6 - Lithuanians defeated the Crimean Tatars in the Battle of Kletsk.
Popular uprising in Genoa against the French and local patriciate, who are expelled from the city.
1506-1548 - King of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania Sigismund I.
1506-c.1543 - King of the Kongo Mvemba-Nzinga (Alfonso I).
The Portuguese captured the island of Socotra, at the entrance to the Gulf of Aden.
The Portuguese annex the island of Tristan da Cunha.
1506-1521 - Power in China is in the hands of eunuchs ("eight tigers").
Meeting of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu.
The first mention of the city of Intercession in the Vladimir region, then - "the monastery of the Pokrovskaya St. Anthony's hermitage."
April 7 – Francis Xavier, Catholic missionary (b.
Ahmed ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi - the ruler of the Muslim Sultanate of Adal, located on the territory of present-day Somalia and Djibouti, a famous military leader, one of the main participants in the Adal-Ethiopian war.
Louis II - the last king of the Czech Republic and Hungary since 1516, from the Jagiellonian dynasty. Killed in the Battle of Mohacs.
Favre, Pierre-Emile Lazar - figure of the Catholic counter-reformation.
May 20 – Christopher Columbus, Spanish navigator (b.
September 25 – Philip IV, King of Castile
Agricola, Alexander, Franco-Flemish Renaissance composer.
Alexander Jagiellon - Grand Duke of Lithuania from July 20, 1492 (proclamation of election on October 25, 1501), King of Poland from December 12, 1501.
Anna de Foix - Queen of Hungary (coronation on September 29, 1502 in Szekesfehervar) and Queen of the Czech Republic (there was no coronation) from September 29, 1502.
Mantegna, Andrea - Italian artist, representative of the Padua school of painting. Unlike most other classics of the Italian Renaissance, he wrote in a harsh and harsh manner.