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What Happened in 1526

Important Events in 1526

  • Aug 29 Battle of Mohács: In a decisive battle the Hungarian Empire is conquered by the Ottoman Empire led by Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Dec 17 Pope Clemens VII publishes decree Cum ad zero - forms Inquisition

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Famous People Born in 1526

  • Feb 19 Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
  • Apr 12 Marc-Antoine de Muret, French humanist, born in Muret, France (d. 1585)
  • Aug 20 Peter Opmeer, Dutch church historian and humanist (Historia Martyrum) (d. 1595)
  • Nov 1 Catherine Jagellion, Polish princess and queen of Sweden as the wife of John III of Sweden, born in Kraków, Poland (d. 1583)

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World Leaders in 1526

Famous Weddings in 1526

  • Mar 10 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V marries Princess Isabella of Portugal, his 1st cousin, in Seville

Famous People Who Died in 1526

  • Jan 19 Isabella of Burgundy, wife of Christian II of Denmark, dies at 24
  • Feb 23 Diego Columbus [Colón], Portuguese navigator, son of Christopher Columbus, and 2nd Viceroy of the Indies (1511-1526), dies at 45
  • Mar 30 Konrad Mutian, German humanist, dies at 54
  • May 19 Emperor Go-Kashiwabara, 104th Emperor of Japan (1500-26), dies at 63
  • Aug 4 Juan Sebastian Cano, Spanish explorer, dies

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