Historical Events in 1527

  • Jan 1 Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as king of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin
  • Jan 5 Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zürich, is executed by drowning. (b. 1498)
  • Feb 24 Ferdinand of Austria crowned as king of Bohemia

Victory in Battle

Mar 16 Battle of Khanua: Mughal Emperor Babur defeats Rajput forces led by Rana Sanga consolidating Mughal power

Treaty of Interest

Apr 30 Henry VIII of England and Francis I of France sign the Treaty of Westminster, pledging to combine their forces against Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in attempt to win War of the League of Cognac

  • May 6 Spanish and German Imperial troops sack Rome, ending the Renaissance
  • May 16 Florence becomes a republic
  • May 17 Pánfilo de Narváez departs Spain to explore Florida with 600 men - by 1536 only 4 survive
  • May 30 University of Marburg (Germany) founded
  • Jun 24 Gustaaf I begins Reformation in Sweden, taking Catholic possessions

Historic Event

Jun 24 Paracelsus publicly burns standard medical textbooks in Basle as a protest against the current teaching and practice of medicine

  • Aug 3 First known letter sent from North America by John Rut while at St. John's, Newfoundland
  • Nov 3 Ferdinand of Austria and Bohemia chosen as king of Hungary
  • Nov 15 Treaty of Schoonhoven: Henry of the Palatinate, Bishop of Utrecht, cedes lands to the Habsburgs in return for security help against resistant citizens
  • Nov 26 Pope Clemens VII signs treaty with emperor Karel I
  • Dec 6 Pope Clemens VII flees to Orvieto
  • Dec 12 Composer Adrian Willaert moves from Milan to Venice