On This Day

Historical Events in 1523

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Jan 20 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway

King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway Christian II
King of Denmark, Sweden and Norway
Christian II
  • Jan 29 Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden

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May 1 Danish King Christian III arrives in Veere

King of Denmark and Norway Christian III
King of Denmark and Norway
Christian III
  • Jun 6 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
  • Jun 12 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • Sep 19 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Montalidier, France
  • Nov 19 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
  • Nov 30 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics