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What Happened in 1521

Important Events in 1521

  • Jan 3 Martin Luther is Excommunicated by Pope Leo X from the Roman Catholic Church for failing to recant parts of his Ninety-five Theses which started the Protestant Reformation
  • Jan 28 Emperor Charles V opens the Diet of Worms in Worms, Germany which lasts until May 25th. Produced the "Edict of Worms" which dennouced Martin Luther

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Famous People Born in 1521

  • Mar 21 Maurice, Duke and later Elector of Saxony (1547-53), (d. 1553)
  • Apr 18 François de Coligny d'Andelot, French general (Jarnac) and Ruler of van Andelot, born in Châtillon-sur-Loing, France (d. 1569)
  • May 8 Saint Peter Canisius, Dutch Jesuit Catholic priest, born in Nijmegen, Netherlands (d. 1597)
  • Aug 4 Pope Urban VII (d. 1590)
  • Aug 19 Lodovico Guicciardini, Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti), born in Florence (d. 1589)

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