What Happened in 1521

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Significant Events

  • Jan 3 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church
  • Jan 28 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the "Edict of Worms" which dennouced Martin Luther
  • Mar 17 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
  • Aug 13 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire
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World Leaders in 1521

Famous People in 1521

Famous People Born in 1521

  • Mar 21 Maurice, Duke and later Elector of Saxony (1547-53), (d. 1553)
  • Apr 18 Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
  • May 8 Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint
  • Aug 4 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • Aug 19 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
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