1520 in history

1520 events chronologically

Jan 19 Sten Sture the Younger, the Regent of Sweden, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Bogesund
Apr 16 The Revolt of the Comuneros begins in Spain against the rule of Charles V
May 20 The massacre at the festival of Tóxcatl takes place during the Fall of Tenochtitlan, resulting in turning the Aztecs against the Spanish
Jun 15 Pope Leo X threatens to excommunicate Martin Luther in papal bull Exsurge Domine
Jun 30 Spanish conquistadors led by Hernán Cortés fight their way out of Tenochtitlan
Jul 7 Spanish conquistadores defeat a larger Aztec army at the Battle of Otumba
Oct 21 João Álvares Fagundes discovers the islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, bestowing them their original name of "Islands of the 11,000 Virgins"

Top 7 most famous people born in 1520

Mar 3 Matthias Flacius a Lutheran reformer from Istria, present day Croatia.
Aug 1 Sigismund II Augustus King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, the only son of Sigismund I the Old, whom Sigismund II succeeded in 1548. Married three times, the last of the Jagiellons remained childless, and through the Union of Lublin introduced an elective monarchy
Aug 10 Madeleine of Valois a French princess who became Queen of Scots as the first spouse of King James V.
Sep 13 William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley an English statesman, the chief advisor of Queen Elizabeth I for most of her reign, twice Secretary of State and Lord High Treasurer from 1572. He was the founder of the Cecil dynasty which has produced many politicians including two Prime Ministers
Oct 5 Alessandro Farnese (cardinal) the grandson of Pope Paul III , and the son of Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, who was murdered in 1547. He should not be confused with his nephew Alessandro Farnese, Governor of the Spanish Netherlands, grandson of Emperor Charles V and great-grandson of Pope Paul III
Dec 6 Barbara Radziwiłł Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as consort to Sigismund II Augustus.
Dec 13 Pope Sixtus V Pope from 24 April 1585 to his death in 1590. To date, he is the last pontiff to take the pontifical name of "Sixtus" upon his election

Top 7 most famous people died in 1520

Feb 5 Sten Sture the Younger a Swedish statesman and regent of Sweden, during the era of the Kalmar Union.
Mar 16 Martin Waldseemüller a German cartographer. He and Matthias Ringmann are credited with the first recorded usage of the word America, on the 1507 map Universalis Cosmographia in honour of the Florentine explorer Amerigo Vespucci
Apr 6 Raphael an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period
Apr 11 Agostino Chigi an Italian banker and patron of the Renaissance.
Jun 29 Moctezuma II the ninth tlatoani or ruler of Tenochtitlan, reigning from 1502 to 1520. The first contact between indigenous civilizations of Mesoamerica and Europeans took place during his reign, and he was killed during the initial stages of the Spanish conquest of Mexico, when Conquistador Hernán Cortés and his men fought to escape from the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan
Aug 6 Kunigunde of Austria an Austrian Archduchess member of the House of Habsburg and by marriage Duchess of Bavaria-Munich and since 1503 over all Bavaria.
Sep 22 Selim I the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1512 to 1520. His reign is notable for the enormous expansion of the Empire, particularly his conquest between 1516 and 1517 of the entire Mamluk Sultanate of Egypt, which included all of Sham, Hejaz, Tihamah, and Egypt itself. With the heart of the Arab World now under their control, the Ottomans became the dominant power in the region and in the Islamic world. Upon conquering Egypt, Selim took the title of Caliph of Islam, although Ottoman rulers beginning with Fatih Sultan Mehmed had already begun to claim caliphal authority. He was also granted the title of "Khâdim ül Haramain ish Sharifain" by the Sharif of Mecca in 1517