On This Day

What Happened in September 1520

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 30 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 13 William Cecil, 1st baron Burghley, English statesman, born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1598)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 21 Selam I Jawuz, the Barse, poet/cruel sultan of Turkey, dies
  • Sep 22 Selim I, captured Baghdad/Sultan of Turkey (1512-20), dies at 53