On This Day

Historical Events in 1519

  • Jan 4 -6] 1st Altenburger sermon (Luther & Karl von Miltitz)

Historic Event

Feb 18 Hernán Cortés leaves Cuba for the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico with 11 ships and 500 men

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • May 9 Austrian adel and burgerij in uprising against central government

Election of Interest

Jun 28 King Carlos I elected Holy Roman Catholic Emperor Charles V

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

The Protestant Reformation

Jul 16 Public debate between Martin Luther and theologian Johann Eck at Pleissenburg Castle in Liepzig, during which Luther denies the divine right of the Pope

Learn More
1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
Learn More
  • Jul 25 San Cristobal de la Habana forms in Cuba

Historic Event

Jul 26 Francisco Pizarro receives royal charter for the west coast of South America

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • Aug 15 Panama City founded by Spanish conquistador Pedro Arias Dávila
  • Sep 2 1st Battle of Tehuacingo, San Salvador vs Mexico
  • Sep 5 Second Battle of Tehuacingo, Mexico: Hernán Cortés vs Tlascala Aztecs

Historic Expedition

Sep 20 Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan sets off on the 1st successful circumnavigation of the globe (Magellan killed on route)

  • Nov 4 Flood ravages Dutch/Friese coast
  • Nov 7 University of Leuven convicts teaching of Luther

Meeting of Interest

Nov 8 1st meeting of Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II and Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés in Tenochtitlan, Mexico

Aztec Emperor Moctezuma II
Aztec Emperor
Moctezuma II
Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • Nov 16 City of Havana moved to its current location to avoid mosquito infestations