What Happened in 1526

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Significant Events

  • Jan 14 Charles V and Francis I sign the Treaty of Madrid, forcing Francis to give up claims to Burgundy, Italy and Flanders
  • Apr 21 Battle at Panipat: Mogol Emperor Babur beats Sultan Ibrahim Lodi - rise of the Mughal Empire
  • Aug 29 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Dec 17 Pope Clemens VII publishes degree Cum ad zero - forms Inquisition
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World Leaders in 1526

Famous People in 1526

Famous People Born in 1526

  • Feb 19 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
  • Apr 12 Marc-Antoine de Muret, French humanist, born in Muret
  • Apr 12 Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)
  • Jul 10 Philip III van Croij, duke of Aarschot/earl of Porcien
  • Aug 20 Peter Opmeer, church historian/humanist (Historia Martyrum)
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Famous Weddings

  • Mar 10 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 19 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark (b. 1501)
  • Feb 23 Diego Colón, Spanish Viceroy of the Indies
  • Mar 30 Konrad Mutian, German humanist (b. 1471)
  • May 19 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara of Japan (b. 1464)
  • Aug 4 Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies
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