Events in year of 1521

  • 01-03Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church
  • 03-06Magellan discovers Guam
  • 03-16Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
  • 03-17Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
  • 03-17Magelhaes lands on Homohon
  • 03-31Magelhaes takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St. Lazarus
  • 04-07Inquisitor-General Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books
  • 04-16Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
  • 04-17Martin Luther is excommunicated from Roman Catholic Church
  • 04-18Parliament of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Maarten Luther
  • 04-21Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
  • 04-22French King Francois I declares war on Spain
  • 04-28Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Archduke of Neth-Austria
  • 05-08Parliament of Worms installs edict against Marten Luther
  • 05-20Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
  • 05-26Edict of Worms outlaws Martin Luther and his followers
  • 05-28Pope Leo X signs treaty with German Emperor Charles V
  • 07-25About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent
  • 08-13Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
  • 09-29Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
  • 10-11Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
  • 10-25Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam
  • 11-20Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
  • 12-27"Zwickauer profeten" appear in Wittenberg

People born in year of 1521

  • 03-21Mauritius: Duke / nice Monarch of Saksen (1547-53)
  • 04-18Francois de Coligny: Ruler of van Andelot, French General (Jarnac)
  • 05-08Peter Canisius [Pieter de Hondt / Kanijs]: Jesuit / Saint
  • 08-19Lodovico Guicciardini: Italian historian (Descrittione di Tutti)
  • 12-13Sixtus V [Felice Peretti / "Montalto"]: Bishop of Fermo / Pope (1585-90)

People died in year of 1521

  • 04-27Ferdinand Magellan: World traveler, killed by Filipino natives at 50
  • 05-28Willem van Croij: Duke of Soria, dies at about 62
  • 08-27Josquin Des Prez: Composer
  • 10-24Robert Fayrfax: Composer, dies at 57
  • 12-13Manoel I "the Great": King of Portugal (1495-1521), dies at 52

Events in year of 1522

  • 01-09Adriaan F Boeyens elected only Dutch Pope (Adrian VI)
  • 01-21Head inquisitor Adrian Florisz Boeyens elected pope
  • 01-30Duke of Albany takes captured French back to Scotland
  • 02-07Treaty of Brussels: Habsburgers split into Spanish / Austrian Branches
  • 04-27Battle at Bicacca: Charles I and Pope Adrianus VI beat France
  • 04-29Emperor Charles V names Frans van Holly Inquisitor-Generalof the Netherlands
  • 05-25Emperor Karel I returns to Spain
  • 05-30French troops driven out of Genoa
  • 06-24Battle at La Bicocca: Emperor Karel V beats France
  • 06-24Portuguese Antonio de Brita signs treaty island of Ternate Molukkas
  • 07-13Hunger appeal by women of Utrecht
  • 08-11Uprising of adel / burgerij in Austria fails
  • 09-06Magellen with Vittoria returns to Spain, after 1st round world trip
  • 09-08Spanish navigator Juan de Elcano returns to Spain, completes 1st circumnavigation of globe, expedition begins under Ferdinand Magellan
  • 12-25Turkish troops occupy Rhodos

People born in year of 1522

  • 09-11Ulisse Aldrovandi: Italian biologist / medical

People died in year of 1522

  • 06-25Franchinus Gaffurius: Composer, dies at 71
  • 08-27Giovanni A Amadei / Amadeo: Italian Sculptor / architect, dies at about 75
  • 11-14Anne de Beaujeu: Daughter of French King Louis XI, dies at 61