On This Day

Events in History in 1523

  • Jan 20 Christian II is forced to abdicate as King of Denmark and Norway.
  • Jan 29 Sermon of Constanz: Zwingli defends 67 Schlussreden
  • 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