On This Day

What Happened in December 1522

Historical Events

Historic Event

Dec 20 Suleiman the Magnificent accepts surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually settle in Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.

  • Dec 25 Ottoman troops occupy the island of Rhodes after a six-month siege

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 28 Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)