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What Happened on December 20, 1522

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent

1522 Highlights

About December 20, 1522

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 497 years, 5 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius