On This Day

What Happened in December 1521

Historical Events

  • Dec 27 The "Zwickau Prophets" appear in Wittenberg

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 Takeda Shingen, Japanese warlord (d. 1573)
  • Dec 13 Pope Sixtus V [Felice Piergentile], Pope of the Catholic Church (1585-90), born in Grottammare, Papal States (d. 1590)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestLeo X

Dec 1 Leo X, [Giovanni de' Medici], Italian Pope (1513-21), dies at 45

Pope Leo X
Pope
Leo X
  • Dec 13 Manuel I, King of Portugal (1495-1521) during era of Portuguese exploration known as "Manuel The Fortunate", dies at 52