Events in History in 1523

Christian II Abdicates

Jan 20 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway

  • Jan 29 Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden

Event of Interest

May 1 Danish King Christian III arrives in Veere

  • Jun 6 Gustav Vasa is elected King of Sweden, marking the end of the Kalmar Union
  • Jun 12 Frisian rebel leader Jancko Douwama arrested
  • Sep 19 Emperor Charles I & England sign anti-French covenant
  • Oct 27 English troops occupy Montalidier, France
  • Nov 19 Giulio de' Medici chosen as Pope Clemens VII
  • Nov 30 Amsterdam bans assembly of heretics