On This Day

Historical Events in May 1521

  • May 17 Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for treason
  • May 20 Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannonball

Historic Event

May 25 Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers

Treaty of Interest

May 28 Pope Leo X signs treaty with Holy Roman Emperor Charles V