March 1520 in history

Born in March 1520

Mar 3 Matthias Flacius a Lutheran reformer from Istria, present day Croatia.

Died in March 1520

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
Mar 18 Fabrizio Colonna an Italian condottiero, a member of the powerful Colonna family. He was the son of Edoardo Colonna and Filippa Conti