1525 in history

1525 events chronologically

Jan 21 The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is founded when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union
Feb 24 Spanish-Imperial army defeat French army at Battle of Pavia
Feb 28 The Aztec king Cuauhtémoc is executed by Hernán Cortés's forces
May 15 Insurgent peasants led by Anabaptist pastor Thomas Müntzer were defeated at the Battle of Frankenhausen, ending the German Peasants' War in the Holy Roman Empire
Jun 13 Martin Luther marries Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy rule decreed by the Roman Catholic Church for priests and nuns

Born in 1525

Jan 6 Caspar Peucer a German reformer, physician, and scholar of Sorbian origin.
Sep 11 John George Elector of Brandenburg a Prince-elector of the Margraviate of Brandenburg and a Duke of Prussia. A member of the House of Hohenzollern, he was the son of Joachim II Hector, Elector of Brandenburg, and his first wife Magdalena of Saxony
Sep 25 Steven Borough born at Northam, Devon.
Dec 1 Tadeáš Hájek the personal physician of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II and a Bohemian astronomer.
Dec 23 John Albert I Duke of Mecklenburg the reigning Duke of Mecklenburg-Güstrow from 1547 to 1556 and of Mecklenburg-Schwerin from 1556 to 1576. In 1549 John Albert I saw to it that the parliament of Mecklenburg carried through the Reformation for the entire Duchy

Top 7 most famous people died in 1525

Feb 28 Cuauhtémoc the Mexica ruler of Tenochtitlan from 1520 to 1521, making him the last Aztec Emperor. The name Cuāuhtemōc means "One That Has Descended Like an Eagle", commonly rendered in English as "Descending Eagle" as in the moment when an eagle folds its wings and plummets down to strike its prey, so this is a name that implies aggressiveness and determination
May 5 Frederick III Elector of Saxony Elector of Saxony from 1486 to his death. Frederick was the son of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and his wife Elisabeth, daughter of Albert III, Duke of Bavaria. He is notable as being one of the most powerful early defenders of Martin Luther, Lutheranism and the Protestant Reformation although he had little personal contact with Luther himself. Fredericks' treasurer Degenhart Pfaffinger , spoke on behalf of him to Martin Luther. Pfaffinger supported Frederick since the joint pilgrimage to the holy land. He is considered to have remained a Roman Catholic all his life, yet gradually inclining toward doctrines of the Reformation
May 18 Pietro Pomponazzi an Italian philosopher. He is sometimes known by his Latin name, Petrus Pomponatius
May 27 Thomas Müntzer an early Reformation-era German theologian, who became a rebel leader during the Peasants' War. He thought that the questioning of authority promoted by the Lutheran Reformation should be applied to the economic sphere. Under pressure, Luther had to distance from him, stating that the Reformation he supported was only spiritual. Müntzer was eventually captured, tortured and decapitated
Jun 10 Florian Geyer a Franconian nobleman, diplomat, and knight. He became widely known for leading peasants during the German Peasants' War
Nov 17 Eleanor of Viseu a Portuguese infanta and later queen consort of Portugal.
Dec 30 Jakob Fugger a major merchant, mining entrepreneur and banker of Europe. He was a descendant of the Fugger merchant family located in the Free Imperial City of Augsburg, where he was also born and later also elevated through marriage to Grand Burgher of Augsburg. Within a few decades he expanded the family firm to a business operating in all of Europe. He began his education at the age of 14 in Venice, which also remained his main residence until 1487. At the same time he was a cleric and held several prebendaries, even though he never lived in a monastery