On This Day

Events in History in 1525

  • Jan 21 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union

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

Duke of Prussia Albert of Prussia
Duke of Prussia
Albert of Prussia
  • Feb 20 Swiss & German mercenaries desert Francois I's army

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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

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Mar 20 Paris' parliament begins pursuit of Protestants
  • May 10 Church reformer John Pistorius caught in the Hague
  • May 12 Battle at Biblingen: Zwabische Union beats rebel Wurttemberg farmers
  • May 15 The battle of Frankenhausen: German peasant army surrounded, 5,000 slaughtered ; ends the peasants' uprising
  • May 17 Battle at Zabern: duke of Lutherans beats rebels
  • Jun 9 Tax revolt in Hertogenbosch
  • Jul 11 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius at The Hague
  • Jul 19 Catholic German monarchy form Union of Dessau
  • Jul 24 Second attempt to circumnavigate the globe as seven ships departs Corunna headed by García Jofre de Loaísa on orders of King Charles I of Spain for the Spice Islands (only one will make it)
  • Sep 7 Trial against "heretic" John Pistorius ends in the Hague