1520 in History – What happened in year 1520

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

In history, year 1520 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 1520.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1520 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
16 aprilCitizens of Toledo, Castile, who were opposed to the rule of the foreign-born Charles V, rose up in revolt when the royal government attempt to unseat radical city councilors.
15 junePope Leo X issued the papal bull Exsurge Domine to censurepropositions from Martin Luther's 95 theses and threaten him withexcommunication.
21 octoberThe islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon were discovered by Portuguese explorer João ÁlvaresFagundes near Canada, who named them 'Islands of the 11,000 Virgins'.
06 JuneFrance and England signed the Treaty of Scotland.
28 NovemberFerdinand Magellan began crossing the Pacific Ocean.


Famous birthdays in the year 1520:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 March Matthias Flacius / Theologian / Croatia
05 OctoberAlessandro Farnese / Diplomat / Italy
06 DecemberBarbara Radziwiłł / Queen Of / Poland
22 February Moses Isserles / Rabbi / Poland
30 January William More / Courtier / United Kingdom
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