Historical Events in 1524

Voyage of Discovery

Jan 17 Beginning of Giovanni da Verrazzano's voyage to find a passage to China

  • Mar 19 Giovanni de Varrazano, a Florentine explorer in the service of King Francis I of France, lands around area of Carolinas
  • Apr 17 Giovanni Verrazano, a Florentine navigator, discovers New York Bay

Event of Interest

Apr 19 Pope Clement VII fires Neth inquisitor-general French Van de Holly

Battle of Interest

Apr 24 Charles III, Duke of Bourbon drives Admiral Bonnivet out of Milan

  • May 20 Duke of Albany leaves Scotland
  • Jun 28 Charles III, Duke of Bourbon occupies Province
  • Jul 15 Emperor Charles I bans German national synode
  • Jul 19 Peasants' War begins in Germany's Black Forest

Event of Interest

Jul 26 James V declared fit to govern by the Scottish Parliament at age 12

Historic Siege

Aug 19 Emperor Charles V's troops besiege Marseille, France

  • Oct 26 Spanish troops give Milan to France

Historic Expedition

Nov 14 Francisco Pizarro begins his 1st great expedition, near Colombia