Events in History in 1522

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  • 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

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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

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • Apr 27 Battle at Bicacca: Charles I & Pope Adrianus VI beat France
  • Apr 27 Battle of La Bicocca: a combined French and Venetian was decisively defeated by a Spanish-Imperial and Papal army

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

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • May 25 Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
  • May 30 French troops driven out of Genoa
  • Jun 24 Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
  • Jul 13 Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
  • Aug 11 Uprising of adel/burgerij in Austria fails

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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)

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Oct 15 Emperor Karel I names Hernán Cortés governor of Mexico

Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés
Spanish Conquistador
Hernán Cortés

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Dec 20 Suleiman the Magnificent accepts surrender of the surviving Knights of Rhodes, who are allowed to evacuate. Eventually settle in Malta, become known as the Knights of Malta.

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