1501 in science
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- Nilakantha Somayaji completes his astronomical treatise Tantrasamgraha.
- Amerigo Vespucci maps the two stars Alpha Centauri and Beta Centauri, as well as the stars of the constellation Crux, which are below the horizon in Europe.
- March 25 – Portuguese navigator João da Nova probably discovers Ascension Island.
- November 1 (All Saints) – Amerigo Vespucci discovers and names Baía de Todos os Santos in Brazil.
- Gaspar Corte-Real makes the first known landing in North America by a Western European explorer this millennium.
- Rodrigo de Bastidas becomes the first European to explore the Isthmus of Panama.
- Continuing until 1587, a pandemic outbreak of fever, headache, sweating and black tongue spreads through Europe. Initially called morbus Hungaricus (the Hungarian disease), it will later be regarded as an outbreak of typhus.
- January 17 – Leonhart Fuchs, German botanist (died 1566)
- March 23 – Pietro Andrea Mattioli, Italian physician and botanist (died 1577)
- September 24 – Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician and physician (died 1576)
- approx. date – Garcia de Orta, Portuguese Sephardi Jewish physician (died 1568)
- presumed date – Gaspar Corte-Real, Portuguese explorer (born 1450)
- Albuquerque, Afonso de (2001). The commentaries of the great Afonso Dalboquerque, second viceroy of India, Adamant Media Corporation, p.xx. Issue 55. ISBN 1-4021-9511-7.
- Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 223.
- Garrison, Hudson Fielding (1921). An Introduction to the History of Medicine. Saunders. p. 239.