What Happened in August 1521

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Historical Events


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 13 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • Aug 28 Belgrade captured by troops of Turkish Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 4 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • Aug 19 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 27 Josquin Des Prez, composer, dies