Events in History in 1520

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  • Jan 18 Christian II of Denmark & Norway defeats Swedes at Lake Asunde
  • Jan 19 Sten Sture the Younger, Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund
  • Jun 6 France and England sign treaty of Scotland

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Jun 7 Field of the Cloth of Gold; meeting begins between English Henry VIII and King Francis I of France at Balinghem, France

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France

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Jun 30 Spanish conquistadors are expelled from Tenochtitlan following an Aztec revolt against their rule under Hernán Cortés during "La Noche Triste" (the Night of Sadness). Many soldiers drown in the escape, and Aztec emperor Montezuma II dies in the struggle

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés
  • Jul 7 Battle of Otumba Mexico: Hernán Cortés and the Tlaxcalans defeat a numerically superior Aztec force

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Jul 10 King Charles V France and King Henry VIII of England sign Treaty of Calais

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

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Sep 30 Suleiman the Magnificent succeeds his father Selam I as Ottoman Sultan (rules till 1566)

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Oct 7 1st public burning of books in Netherlands, in Louvain
  • Oct 15 King Henry VIII of England orders bowling lanes at Whitehall

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Oct 21 Explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his fleet reach Cape Virgenes and become the first Europeans to sail into the Pacific Ocean

  • Oct 23 King Carlos I crowned German emperor Charles V
  • Nov 4 Danish Norwegian king Christian II crowned King of Sweden
  • Nov 8 Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces results in the execution of around 100 people.
  • Nov 9 Height of the Stockholm Bloodbath - King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden executes Swedish nobles
  • Nov 20 Friesland hit by heavy hail storm
  • Nov 28 Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan begins crossing the Pacific Ocean