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|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1480s 1490s 1500s – 1510s – 1520s 1530s 1540s|
|Years:||1510 1511 1512 – 1513 – 1514 1515 1516|
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|Ab urbe condita||2266|
|English Regnal year||4 Hen. 8 – 5 Hen. 8|
|Chinese calendar||壬申年 (Water Monkey)
4209 or 4149
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癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
4210 or 4150
|- Vikram Samvat||1569–1570|
|- Shaka Samvat||1434–1435|
|- Kali Yuga||4613–4614|
|Japanese calendar||Eishō 10
|Minguo calendar||399 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2055–2056|
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- March 9 – Pope Leo X succeeds Pope Julius II as the 217th pope.
- March 27 – Juan Ponce de León becomes the first European definitely known to sight Florida mistaking it for another island.
- April 2 – Juan Ponce de León and his expedition become the first Europeans known to visit Florida, landing somewhere on the east coast.
- May – Portuguese explorer Jorge Álvares lands on Lintin Island in the Pearl River estuary.
- June 6 – Italian Wars – Battle of Novara: Swiss troops defeat the French under Louis II de la Trémoille, forcing the French to abandon Milan. Duke Massimiliano Sforza is restored.
- July 22 – Christian II becomes King of Denmark and Norway.
- August 16 – Battle of the Spurs (or Battle of Guinegate): English troops under Henry VIII defeat a French army under Marshal La Palice.
- August 22 – Thérouanne is captured by Henry VIII of England.
- September – The dispute between Johann Reuchlin and Johannes Pfefferkorn, relative to the Talmud and other Jewish books, is referred to Pope Leo X.
- September 9 – Battle of Flodden: King James IV of Scotland is defeated and killed by an English army under Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey. James's son, the Duke of Rothesay, becomes James V, King of Scots.
- September 25 – Vasco Núñez de Balboa, "silent upon a peak in Darién", first sees what will become known as the Pacific Ocean.
- October 7 – Battle of La Motta (War of the League of Cambrai): Spanish troops under Ramón de Cardona and Fernando d'Avalos decisively defeat those of the Republic of Venice under Bartolomeo d'Alviano on Venetian territory.
- December – Louis XII of France makes peace with the Pope and Spain.
- Late – Major landslide near Bellinzona.
- Appenzell becomes a member of the Swiss Confederacy.
- Niccolò Machiavelli is banished from Florence by the House of Medici and writes The Prince.
- Leo Africanus visits Timbuktu, second city of the Songhai Empire.
- Paracelsus begins studying at Ferrara University.
- February 14 – Domenico Ferrabosco, Italian composer (d. 1573)
- March 15 – Hedwig Jagiellon, Electress of Brandenburg (d. 1573)
- April 22 – Tachibana Dōsetsu, Daimyo (d. 1585)
- June 10 – Louis, Duke of Montpensier (1561–1582) (d. 1582)
- August 3 – John, Margrave of Brandenburg-Küstrin (d. 1571)
- September 23 – Hans Buser, Swiss noble (d. 1544)
- September 24 – Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1535)
- October 30 – Jacques Amyot, French writer (d. 1593)
- December 3 – Lorenzo Strozzi, Catholic cardinal (d. 1571)
- December 23 – Thomas Smith, English scholar and diplomat (d. 1577)
- date unknown
- probable – Elizabeth Seymour, sister-in-law of Henry VIII of England (d. 1563)
- January – Hans Folz, author (b. c. 1437)
- February 20 – King John of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden (b. 1455)
- February 21 – Pope Julius II (b. 1443)
- March 10 – John de Vere, 13th Earl of Oxford, English general (b. 1443)
- April 24 – Şehzade Ahmet, oldest son of Sultan Bayezid II (executed) (b. 1465)
- April 30 – Edmund de la Pole, 3rd Duke of Suffolk, Duke of Suffolk (b. 1471)
- June 13 – Piero Soderini, Florentine statesman (b. 1450)
- September 9 – King James IV of Scotland, Archibald Campbell, 2nd Earl of Argyll, Alexander Stewart (archbishop of St Andrews), etc. (At the Battle of Flodden, see article for the many notable men that died)
- October 27 – George Manners, 11th Baron de Ros, English nobleman
- date unknown