On This Day

What Happened in November 1520

Historical Events

Royal Coronation

Nov 4 Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden

  • Nov 8 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • Nov 9 Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles
  • Nov 20 Friesland hit by heavy hail storm

Historic Event

Nov 28 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean