1524 in history

1524 events chronologically

Jan 17 Giovanni da Verrazzano sets sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean
Apr 17 Giovanni da Verrazzano reaches New York harbor
Aug 28 The Kaqchikel Maya rebel against their former Spanish allies during the Spanish conquest of Guatemala
Oct 27 Italian Wars: The French troops lay siege to Pavia

Top 7 most famous people born in 1524

Feb 17 Charles Cardinal of Lorraine a French Cardinal, a member of the powerful House of Guise. He was known at first as the Cardinal of Guise, and then as the second Cardinal of Lorraine, after the death of his uncle, John, Cardinal of Lorraine. He was the protector of Rabelais and Ronsard and founded Reims University. He is sometimes known as the Cardinal de Lorraine
May 28 Selim II the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire from 1566 until his death in 1574. He was a son of Suleiman the Magnificent and Haseki Hürrem Sultan
Aug 23 François Hotman a French Protestant lawyer and writer, associated with the legal humanists and with the monarchomaques, who struggled against absolute monarchy. His first name is often written 'Francis' in English. His surname is Latinized by himself as Hotomanus, by others as Hotomannus and Hottomannus. He has been called "one of the first modern revolutionaries"
Sep 7 Thomas Erastus a Swiss physician and theologian best known for a posthumously published work in which he argued that the sins of Christians should be punished by the state, and not by the church withholding the sacraments. A generalization of this idea, that the state is supreme in church matters, is known somewhat misleadingly as Erastianism
Sep 11 Pierre de Ronsard a French poet and "prince of poets".
Oct 9 Ottavio Farnese Duke of Parma reigned as Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1547 and Duke of Castro from 1545 until his death.
Nov 12 Diego de Landa a Spanish bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Yucatán. He left future generations with a mixed legacy in his writings, which contain much valuable information on pre-Columbian Maya civilization, and his actions which destroyed much of that civilization's history, literature, and traditions. He is a major figure in the so-called "Black Legend"

Top 7 most famous people died in 1524

Jan 5 Marko Marulić a Croatian national poet and Christian humanist, known as the Crown of the Croatian Medieval Age and the father of the Croatian Renaissance. He signed his works as Marko Marulić Splićanin , Marko Pečenić, Marcus Marulus Spalatensis, or Dalmata. He was also the first who defined and used the notion of psychology, which is today in current use
May 21 Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk the only son of John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, by his first wife, Katherine Moleyns. The Duke was the grandfather of both Queen Anne Boleyn and Queen Catherine Howard and the great grandfather of Queen Elizabeth He served four monarchs as a soldier and statesman
May 23 Ismail I Shah of Iran and the founder of the Safavid dynasty which survived until 1736. Isma'il started his campaign in Iranian Azerbaijan in 1500 as the leader of the Safaviyya, a Twelver Shia militant religious order, and unified all of Iran by 1509. Born in Ardabil in Northwestern Iran, he reigned as Shah Ismail I of Iran from 1501 to 1524
Jun 12 Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar a Spanish conquistador. He conquered and governed Cuba on behalf of Spain
Jul 20 Claude of France queen consort of France and duchess regnant of Brittany. She was the eldest daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany, as well as the first spouse of Francis I of France
Oct 5 Joachim Patinir a Flemish Northern Renaissance history and landscape painter from the area of modern Wallonia. He was probably the uncle of Herri met de Bles, his follower in establishing the world landscape, a distinct style of panoramic northern Renaissance landscapes
Dec 23 Vasco da Gama a Portuguese explorer. He was the first European to reach India by sea, linking Europe and Asia for the first time by ocean route, as well as the Atlantic and the Indian oceans entirely and definitively, and in this way, the West and the Orient