What Happened in June 1520

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Historical Events

  • Jun 6 France and England sign treaty of Scotland

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Field of the Cloth of Gold; meeting begins between English Henry VIII and King Francis I of France at Balinghem, France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernán Cortés during "La Noche Triste" (the Night of Sadness). Many soldiers drown in the escape, and Aztec emperor Montezuma II dies in the struggle

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 24 Hosokawa Sumimoto, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1489)

Person of interestMoctezuma II

Jun 30 Moctezuma II, Aztec emperor (1502-20), killed either by the Spanish or stoned to death by his own people

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II