December 1521 in history

Born in December 1521

Dec 1 Takeda Shingen a pre-eminent daimyo in feudal Japan with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period.

Died in December 1521

Dec 1 Pope Leo X Pope from 9 March 1513 to his death in 1521. The second son of Lorenzo the Magnificent, ruler of the Florentine Republic, he was elevated to the cardinalate in 1489
Dec 8 Christina of Saxony a Saxon princess who became Queen consort of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden. She was born a granddaughter of Frederick the Gentle of Saxony, and daughter of Ernest, Elector of Saxony and Elisabeth of Bavaria. She was the grandmother of Christina of Denmark through her son Christian II
Dec 13 Manuel I of Portugal the son of Infante Ferdinand, Duke of Viseu, , by his wife, Infanta Beatrice of Portugal. His name is associated with a period of Portuguese civilization distinguished by significant achievements both in political affairs and the arts. In spite of its small size and population in comparison to the great land powers of Europe, it was able to acquire an overseas empire of vast proportions and with a global dimension, for the first time in history, during Manuel's reign