1520 in History – What happened in year 1520


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.

Know what happened in 1520:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
15 JunePope Leo X issued the papal bull Exsurge Domine to censurepropositions from Martin Luther's 95 theses and threaten him withexcommunication.
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 attempted to unseat radical city councilors.
21 OctoberThe islands of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (modern city of Saint-Pierre pictured) were discovered by Portuguese explorer João ÁlvaresFagundes near Canada, who named them 'Islands of the 11,000 Virgins'.
16 AprilCitizens of Toledo, Castile, who were opposed to the rule ofthe foreign-born Charles V, rose up in revolt when the royal governmentattempted to unseat radical city councilors.
16 AprilCitizens of Toledo, Castile, who were opposed to the rule ofthe foreign-born Charles V, rose up in revolt when the royal governmentattempted to unseat radical city councilors.
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 attempted to unseat radical city councilors.


List of 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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