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  • Jan 1 Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as king of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin.
  • Jan 5 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
  • Feb 24 Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia
  • Mar 16 Battle at Khanua: Mughal Emperor Babur beats Rajputen

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Apr 30 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France signed the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in an attempt to win the War of the League of Cognac

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France
  • May 6 Spanish & German Imperial troops sack Rome; ending Renaissance
  • May 16 Florence becomes a republic
  • May 17 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive
  • May 30 University of Marburg (Germany) founded

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Jun 7 Pope Clement VII surrenders to emperor Charles V's armies

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Jun 24 Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions
  • Aug 3 First known letter sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Nov 3 Ferdinand of Austria/Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
  • Nov 15 Treaty of Beautiful garden (emperor-ecclesiastical goods)
  • Nov 26 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
  • Dec 6 Pope Clemens VII flees to Orvieto
  • Dec 12 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice