1516 in History – What happened in year 1516

✅ Published on March 21st, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1516 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1516.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1516 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
23 aprilThe most well-known version of the Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law was adopted across the entirety of Bavaria.
29 NovemberFrance and Switzerland signed Freiburg's peace deal.
15 DecemberAfter the discovery of the South American country of Argentina, the first group of immigrants from Spain reached this place. Thus Spain's authority over this country began.


Famous birthdays in the year 1516:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Margaret Leijonhufvud / Queen / Sweden
16 AprilTabinshwehti / King / Myanmar (Burma)
23 AprilGeorg Fabricius / Poet / Germany
26 March Conrad Gessner / Botanist / Switzerland
28 JulyWilliam / King / Germany
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