On This Day

What Happened in 1522

Historical Events

  • Mar 9 Martin Luther begins preaching his "Invocavit Sermons" in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God's word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage of the Reformation
  • Sep 6 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

Famous People Born in 1522

  • Feb 2 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
  • Mar 28 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1557)
  • May 24 John Jewel, English bishop, born in Buden, Devon, England (d. 1571)
  • Sep 11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1605)
  • Nov 9 Martin Chemnitz, German Lutheran reformer and theologian, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1586)

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Famous People Who Died in 1522

  • Feb 25 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • Jun 25 Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer, dies at 71
  • Aug 11 Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded
  • Aug 27 Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
  • Oct 30 Jean Mouton [de Hollingue], French composer, dies at about 63 [date of birth dispute]

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