Decades: 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s - 1520s - 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s
Years: 1515 1516 1517 1518 1519 - 1520 - 1521 1522 1523 1524 1525
January 18 - King Christian II of Denmark and Norway defeats the Swedes at Lake Asunde
June 7 - Field of Cloth of Gold. Famous meeting between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France
September 22 - Suleiman I succeeds his father Selim I as Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
CuitlŠuac becomes the Aztec ruler of the city of Tenochtitlan after Moctezuma II.
November 8 - Stockholm Bloodbath begins: A successful invasion of Sweden by Danish forces under the command of Christian II of Denmark results in the execution of around 100 persons (mostly nobility and clergy involved in the previous Swedish war effort).
November 28 - After navigating through the South American strait, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific (the strait was later named the Strait of Magellan).
August 1 - King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland
Choi Hyong Ung (known as Seosan) in Joseon
February 5 - Sten Sture the younger, viceroy of Sweden
April 6 - Rafael, Italian painter and architect
September 22 - Ottoman Sultan Selim I