Decades: 1460s 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s - 1510s - 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s
Years: 1512 1513 1514 1515 1516 - 1517 - 1518 1519 1520 1521 1522
January 22 - Battle of Ridanieh. The Turkish forces of Selim I defeat the main Mameluk army in Egypt under Touman Bey.
February 3 - Capture of Cairo by the Turks
First contact of organized western merchants with China.
August 15 - Portuguese merchant Fernao Pires de Andrade met Chinese officials through a interpreter at Pearl River estuary and landed at Hong Kong.
October 31 - Protestant Reformation: Martin Luther posts his 95 theses on the door of the Wittenberg Castle Church.
Conquest of Riazan by Grand Prince Vasili III of Muscovy
Selim I, Sultan of Turkey conquers Palestine.
Emperor Ogimachi of Japan
March 26 - Heinrich Isaac, composer
Fra Bartolommeo, Florentine artist\n