Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century

Decades: 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s 1510s - 1520s - 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s 1570s

Years: 1520 1521 1522 1523 1524 - 1525 - 1526 1527 1528 1529 1530

  • February 24 - Battle of Pavia - Spanish forces under Charles de Lannoy and the Marquis of Pescara defeat the French army and capture King Francis
  • Battle of Frankenhausen - Defeat of the rebellious peasants of Germany by the Lords. End of the Peasants War.
  • European brought diseases sweep through the Andes, killing thousands including the Inca.
  • Reportedly, one of the first adult baptisms was publicly performed in Zurich, Switzerland, in January 1525. Felix Mantz, George Blaurock, and a few others were later persecuted because of these, then rebellious, actions.

Births Deaths
  • Cuautemoc, last Aztec Emperor, tortured to death by his Spanish captors