1524 in History – What happened in year 1524

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

In history, year 1524 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 1524.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1524 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 januaryItalian explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano set sail westward from Madeira to find a sea route to the Pacific Ocean.
25 SeptemberVasco da Gama came to India for the last time as Viceroy.
16 NovemberPortuguese famous sailor Vasco de Gama died. Vasco de Gama had succeeded in reaching India by circling the continent of Africa.
24 DecemberPortuguese sailor and explorer Vasco di Gama died in Kochi.
17 AprilGiovanni Verajano discovered New York Bay.


Famous birthdays in the year 1524:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
04 OctoberFrancisco Vallés / Physician / Spain
07 SeptemberThomas Erastus / Physician / Switzerland
11 SeptemberPierre de Ronsard / Poet / France
23 AugustFrançois Hotman / Lawyer / France
28 MaySelim II / Sultan / Turkey
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