1527 in History

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Events in History

  • 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: Mogol 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
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and 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

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 4 Abraham Ortelius, [Ortels/Hortels], South Neth geographer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 21 Philip II, King of Spain (1556-98) and Portugal (1580-98), born in Valladolid, Spain (d. 1598)

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Jul 13 John Dee, alchemist/astrologer/mathematician (d. 1609), born in London, England
  • Jul 31 Maximilian II, German King/Emperor (1564-76)
  • Oct 21 Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)
  • Nov 18 Luca Cambiaso, Italian painter/sculptor

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Juan de Grijalva, Spanish conquistador (c. 1489)
  • May 6 Karel van Bourbon, military governor (Lombardije), dies at 37

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 21 Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine statesman/author, dies at 57

Humanist philosopher Niccolo Machiavelli
Humanist philosopher
Niccolo Machiavelli
  • Jul 28 Rodrigo de Bastidas, Spanish conquistador
  • Aug 3 Scaramuccia Trivulzio, Italian cardinal
  • Nov 8 Jerome Emser, German theologian (b. 1477)
  • Nov 20 Wendelmoet "Weyntjen" Claesdochter, 1st Dutch woman burned as heretic