What Happened in 1522

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Significant Events

  • Mar 9 Marten Luther begins preaching his Invocavit Sermons in the German city of Wittenberg
  • Sep 6 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.
  • Sep 8 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)
  • Dec 20 Suleiman the Magnificent accepts surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. Eventually settle in Malta, become known as the Knights of Malta.
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World Leaders in 1522

Famous People in 1522

Famous People Born in 1522

  • Feb 2 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
  • Mar 28 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth (d. 1557)
  • May 24 John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)
  • Sep 11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist/medical
  • Nov 9 Martin Chemnitz, German theologian (d. 1586)
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 25 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • Jun 25 Franchinus Gaffurius, composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 11 Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded
  • Aug 27 Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
  • Oct 30 Jean Mouton, French composer
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