Historical Events in 1522

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  • Jan 9 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
  • Jan 21 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
  • Jan 30 Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
  • Feb 7 Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish and Austrian Branches
  • Mar 9 Marten Luther begins preaching his Invocavit Sermons in the German city of Wittenberg
  • Apr 27 Battle at Bicacca: Charles I & Pope Adrianus VI beat France
  • Apr 27 Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

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Apr 29 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-gen of Netherlands

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • May 25 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
  • May 30 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • Jun 24 Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
  • Jul 13 Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
  • Aug 11 Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails

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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)
  • Oct 15 Emperor Karel I names Hernan Cortes governor of Mexico

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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.

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Dec 25 Turkish troops occupy Rhodos