1519 in History – What happened in year 1519

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

In history, year 1519 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 1519.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1519 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
22 aprilSpanish conquistador Hernán Cortés established a settlementin Mexico, naming it 'Villa Rica de la Vera Cruz' ('Rich village of theTrue Cross').
28 juneCharles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Charles V was ruler of the Holy Roman Empire from 1519 and, as Charles I of the Spanish Empire from 1516 until his voluntary abdication in favor of his younger brother Ferdinand I as Holy Roman Emperor and his son Philip II as King of Spain in 1556.
10 julyZhu Chenhao declared the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde ausurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and led his army northin an attempt to capture Nanjing.
15 AugustPanama city was created.


Famous birthdays in the year 1519:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
13 AprilCatherine de' Medici / Queen / Italy
15 February Pedro Menéndez de Avilés / Politician / Spain
15 JuneHenry FitzRoy / Politician / United Kingdom
16 February Gaspard II de Coligny / Admiral / France
19 February Froben Christoph of Zimmern / Author / Germany
22 NovemberJohannes Crato von Krafftheim / Physician / Germany
24 JuneTheodore Beza / Scholar / France
27 MayGirolamo Mei / Historian / Italy
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