August 1521 in history

August 1521 events chronologically

Aug 13 After an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés capture Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquer the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan
Aug 23 Christian II of Denmark is deposed as king of Sweden and Gustav Vasa is elected regent
Aug 28 The Ottoman Turks occupy Belgrade
Aug 29 The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade)

Born in August 1521

Aug 4 Pope Urban VII Pope from 15 to 27 September 1590. His thirteen-day papacy was the shortest in history

Died in August 1521

Aug 27 Josquin des Prez a Franco-Flemish composer of the Renaissance. His original name is sometimes given as Josquin Lebloitte and his later name is given under a wide variety of spellings in French, Italian, and Latin, including Josquinus Pratensis and Jodocus a Prato. His motet Illibata Dei virgo nutrix includes an acrostic of his name, where he spelled it "Josquin des Prez". He was the most famous European composer between Guillaume Dufay and Palestrina, and is usually considered to be the central figure of the Franco-Flemish School. Josquin is widely considered by music scholars to be the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal music that was emerging during his lifetime