On This Day

February 1525 in History

Events in History

Historic Event

Feb 10 Albert of Prussia pledges a personal oath to Sigismund I and is invested with the duchy for himself and his heirs

  • Feb 20 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army

Victory in Battle

Feb 24 Battle of Pavia: Holy Roman Emperor Charles V's troops beat the French. French King Francois I captured, 15,000 killed or wounded

Deaths in History

  • Feb 24 Guillaume Gouffier, seigneur de Bonnivet, French soldier


Feb 28 Cuauhtémoc, the last Aztec Emperor (1520 - 1521), tortured and killed by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés