1521 in History – What happened in year 1521

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

In history, year 1521 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 1521.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1521 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
27 aprilFilipino natives led by chieftain Lapu-Lapu killed Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and more than forty Spanish soldiers at the Battle of Mactan.
17 mayEnglish nobleman Edward Stafford, whose father had beenbeheaded for rebelling against King Richard III, was himself executedfor treason against King Henry VIII.
13 augustAfter an extended siege, forces led by Spanish conquistadorHernán Cortés captured Tlatoani Cuauhtémoc and conquered the Azteccapital of Tenochtitlan.
11 OctoberPope Leo Dassam named King Henry VIII of England as the \ 'defender of the faith \'.
28 AugustThe troops of Sultan Suleiman I of Turkey occupied Belgrade.


Famous birthdays in the year 1521:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 DecemberTakeda Shingen / Daimyo / Japan
05 AprilFrancesco Laparelli / Architect / Italy
08 MayPeter Canisius / Saint / Netherlands
13 SeptemberWilliam Cecil / Politician / United Kingdom
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