May 4,1493 – Pope Alexander VI issued the papal bull Inter caetera, establishing a line of demarcation dividing the New World between Spain and Portugal.It remains unclear to the present whether the pope was issuing a "donation" of sovereignty or a feudal infeodation or investiture. Differing interpretations have been argued since the bull was issued, with some arguing that it was only meant to transform the possession and occupation of land into lawful sovereignty.
Pope Alexander VI (Roderigo Borgia). 1431-1503. The Pope about which the Showtime Series, the Borgias was based upon(about Rodrigo and his daughter Lucretzia, his son Juan, and his son Cesare. Read Lucrezia by Sarah Bradford for more info!
Cardinal Henry Beaufort - Cardinal Bishop of Winchester completed the building of the cathedral itself after being largely rebuilt from Norman times by William of Wykeham. Beaufort was the illegitimate son of John of Gaunt and Catherine Swyneford. He crowned Kenry VI King of France in 1431 in Paris.
Isadora Duncan. Inventor of American modern dance. Shifted the focus of dance from the stifling emphasis on feet to the soulful, expressive, liberated solar plexus. Made dance more about freedom and emotions and introduced movement inspired by nature, athleticism, and folk dance, among other things. Muse to many artists across many genres.
The Pact of Steel (German: Stahlpakt; Italian: Patto d'Acciaio), known formally as the Pact of Friendship and Alliance between Germany and Italy, was an agreement between Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany signed on May 22, 1939
Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, was the son of King Henry VIII of England and his teenage mistress, Elizabeth (Bessie) Blount. He was the only illegitimate offspring whom Henry acknowledged. He was born in 1519, and married Lady Mary Howard at the age of 14. He died childless in 1536 when he was just 17 years of age.