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1522 in History

Events in History

  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Papal VisitThe 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

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1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
1517 copy of Martin Luther's 95 theses, the publication of which began the Protestant Reformation in Europe
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  • Apr 27 Battle of Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian force is decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 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

DiscoveryHistoric 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)

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Oct 15 Emperor Karel I names Hernán Cortés governor of Mexico

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Dec 25 Turkish troops occupy Rhodos

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 2 Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
  • Mar 28 Albert the Warlike, Prince of Bayreuth, born in Ansbach, Germany (d. 1557)
  • May 24 John Jewel, English bishop, born in Buden, Devon, England (d. 1571)
  • Sep 11 Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian biologist and naturalist, born in Bologna, Italy (d. 1605)
  • Nov 9 Martin Chemnitz, German Lutheran reformer and theologian, born in Treuenbrietzen, Germany (d. 1586)
  • Nov 18 Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman, born in La Hamaide, Ellezelles, Belgium (d. 1568)
  • Dec 28 Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1583)

Deaths in History

  • Feb 25 William Lilye, English classical scholar
  • Aug 11 Martin Siebenborger, mayor of Vienna, beheaded
  • Aug 27 Giovanni A Amadei/Amadeo, Italian sculptor/architect, dies at about 75
  • Nov 14 Anne of France, daughter of French King Louis XI, Princess and French Regent (for her brother King Charles VIII during his minority). Born 1461