On This Day

Historical Events in 1522

  • Jan 9 Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch pope (Adrian VI)
  • Jan 21 Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
  • Jan 30 Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
  • Feb 7 Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish and Austrian Branches

Historic Event

Mar 4 Anne Boleyn makes her debut at the English court at the Green Castle pageant

The Protestant Reformation

Mar 9 Martin Luther begins preaching his "Invocavit Sermons" in the German city of Wittenberg, reminding citizens to trust God's word rather than violence and thus helping bring to a close the revolutionary stage of the Reformation

  • Apr 27 Battle of Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian force is decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

Historic Event

Apr 29 Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly inquisitor-general of Netherlands

  • May 25 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V returns to Spain
  • May 30 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • Jun 24 Portuguese begin construction of Fort Kastela on the island of Ternate in the Maluku Islands after being encouraged to so by Sultan Bayanullah of Ternate
  • Jul 13 Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
  • Aug 11 Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails

Historic Expedition

Sep 6 Ferdinand Magellan's Spanish expedition aboard the Vitoria returns to Spain without their captain. First to circumnavigate the earth.

  • Sep 8 Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completing 1st circumnavigation of the globe (expedition began under Ferdinand Magellan)

Appointment of Interest

Oct 15 Emperor Karel I names Hernán Cortés governor of Mexico

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