What Happened in 1523

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Historical Events

  • Jan 20 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
  • Jan 29 Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden
  • May 1 Danish king Christian III arrives in Veere
  • Jun 6 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union.
  • Jun 12 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • Sep 19 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Montalidier, France
  • Nov 19 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
  • Nov 30 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics

World Leaders in 1523

Famous People in 1523

Famous People Born in 1523

  • Feb 20 Jan Blahoslav, Czech humanist/bishop (Bohemian brothers)
  • Apr 5 Blaise de Vigenère, French cryptographer (d. 1596)
  • Jun 5 Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry (d. 1573)
  • Sep 11 Pierre de Ronsard, French poet, born in Couture-sur-Loir, Vendômois (d. 1585)
  • Nov 11 Joachim Hopperus, [Hoppers], Frisian lawyer/politician
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Famous Deaths

  • May 7 Franz von Sickingen, Germ knight/protect of poor, dies of wounds at 42
  • May 23 Ashikaga Yoshitane, Japanese shogun (b. 1466)
  • Jul 1 Hendrik Voes, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
  • Jul 1 John of Esschen, Flemish priest/church reformer, burned at stake
  • Aug 13 Gerard David, Flemish painter
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