April 1521 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 7 Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 7 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan's fleet reaches Cebu

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Apr 16 Martin Luther arrives at the Diet of Worms assembly

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 18 Francois de Coligny, ruler of van Andelot, French general (Jarnac)

Deaths in History

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

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