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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1490s  1500s  1510s  – 1520s –  1530s  1540s  1550s
Years: 1519 1520 152115221523 1524 1525


  • January 9 – Adrian Dedens becomes Pope Adrian VI.
  • February 26 – Execution by hanging of Cuauhtémoc, Aztec ruler of Tenochtitlan under orders of conquistador Hernán Cortés.
  • April 22 – Battle of Bicocca – French and Swiss forces under Odet de Lautrec are defeated by the Spanish in their attempt to retake Milan, and are forced to withdraw into Venetian territory.
  • July 28 – Beginning of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I's siege of the Knights of St. John in Rhodes.
  • September 6 – The Vittoria, one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlcar de Barrameda in Spain, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
  • December 18 – The Turks finally break into Rhodes, but the Knights continue fierce resistance in the streets.
  • December 20Suleiman the Magnificent accepts the surrender of the surviving Knights, who are allowed to evacuate. They eventually re-settle on Malta and become known as the Knights of Malta.
  • First Diet of Nuremberg.
  • The third edition of the Textus Receptus of the Bible published.

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