1521 in History

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Events in History


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 3 Martin Luther excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • Jan 28 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the "Edict of Worms" which dennouced Martin Luther

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 6 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan discovers Guam

  • Mar 17 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches the Philippines
  • Mar 31 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St Lazarus, Philippines
  • Apr 7 Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books
  • Apr 7 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's fleet reaches Cebu
  • Apr 16 Martin Luther arrives at the Diet of Worms assembly
  • Apr 18 Diet of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Martin Luther
  • Apr 21 Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
  • Apr 22 French King Francois I declares war on Spain
  • Apr 28 Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Archduke of Netherlands-Austria
  • May 8 Parliament of Worms installs edict against Martin Luther
  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason.
  • May 20 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
  • May 25 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther & his followers

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 28 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Jul 25 About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 13 Spanish conquistadors under Hernán Cortés capture Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc in Tenochtitlan marking the end of the Aztec Empire

The Last Aztec Emperor Cuauhtémoc
The Last Aztec Emperor
Cuauhtémoc
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • Aug 28 Belgrade captured by troops of Turkish Sultan Suleyman the Magnificent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Nov 19 Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France & occupy Milan
  • Nov 20 Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
  • Dec 27 The "Zwickau Prophets" appear in Wittenberg

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 21 Maurice, Duke and later Elector of Saxony (1547-53), (d. 1553)
  • Apr 18 Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)
  • May 8 Peter Canisius, [Pieter de Hondt/Kanijs], jesuit/saint
  • Aug 4 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • Aug 19 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
  • Dec 1 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • Dec 13 Sixtus V, [Felice Peretti/"Montalto"], bishop of Fermo/Pope (1585-90)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 20 Zhengde, Emperor of China (b. 1491)
  • Apr 22 Juan de Padilla, Spanish nobleman/communero-rebel, beheaded

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 27 Ferdinand Magellan, Portuguese explorer, killed by Filipino natives at 50 while on voyage to circumnavigate the world

  • May 10 Sebastian Brant, Alsatian humanist (b. 1457)
  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, English politician (b. 1478)
  • May 28 Willem van Croij, duke of Soria, dies at about 62
  • Jun 15 Tamás Bakócz, Hungarian Catholic cardinal and statesman (b. 1442)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 15 Juan Ponce de León, Spanish explorer and conquistador who searched for the fountain of youth and the first European to discover Florida, dies at 61

Explorer and  Conquistador Juan Ponce de León
Explorer and Conquistador
Juan Ponce de León

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 1 Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • Dec 13 Manoel I "the Great", King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52