From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola returns to Florence and writes Oration on the Dignity of Man.
- The Medici giraffe arrives in Florence.
- Johann Reuchlin begins studying the Hebrew language.
- Malleus Maleficarum written
- Albrecht Dürer becomes an apprentice with Michael Wolgemut
- Antonio de Nebrija publishes Introducciones latinas: contrapuesto el romance al latin
- July 2 – Jacopo Sansovino, Italian sculptor and architect (d. 1570)
- September 14 – Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, German astrologer and alchemist (d. 1535)