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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1521 AD

January

January 3: Martin Luther excommunicated by Roman Catholic Church

March

March 6: Magellan discovers Guam
March 16: Magelhaes' fleet discovers Zamal (Samar)
March 16: Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan reaches Philippines
March 17: Ferdinand Magellan discovers the Philippines
March 17: Magelhaes lands on Homohon
March 31: Magelhaes takes possession of Homohon, Archipelago of St. Lazarus

April

April 7: Inquisitor-general Adrian Boeyens bans Lutheran books
April 7: Magelhaes' fleet reaches Cebu
April 16: Martin Luther arrives at Diet of Worms
April 18: Parliament of Worms: Cardinal Alexander questions Maarten Luther
April 21: Battle at Villalar: Emperor Charles I beats Communards
April 22: French king Francois I declares war on Spain
April 28: Treaty of Worms: Emperor Charles names his brother Ferdinand Arch duke of Netherlands-Austria

May

May 20: Ignatius Loyola seriously wounded by a cannon ball
May 28: Pope Leo X signs treaty with German emperor Charles V

July

July 25: About 300 heretics burned in Vrijdagmarkt Gent

August

August 13: Spanish conquerors Tenochtitlan (Mexico City) from Aztecs
August 28: Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade

September

September 28: Turkish sultan Suleiman I's troops occupy Belgrade
September 29: Turkish troops occupy Belgrade

October

October 11: Pope Leo X titles King Henry VIII of England "Defender of the Faith"
October 25: Emperor Charles V bans wooden buildings in Amsterdam

November

November 19: Battle at Milan: Emperor Karel V's/pontifical/Spanish/German troops beat France and occupy Milan
November 20: Arabs attribute shortage of water in Jerusalem to Jews making wine
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