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1526 ( ) was a MDXXVI common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Events [edit ]
January–June [edit ]
January 14 – Treaty of Madrid: Peace is declared between Francis I of France and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. Francis agrees to cede Burgundy to Charles, and abandons all claims to Flanders, Artois, Naples, and Milan.
April 21 – Battle of Panipat: Babur becomes Mughal emperor, invades northern India and captures Delhi, beginning the Mughal Empire, which lasts until 1857.
May 22 – Francis repudiates the Treaty of Madrid and forms the League of Cognac against Charles, including Pope Clement VII, Milan, Venice, and Florence.
May 24 – A Transit of Venus occurs, the last before optical filters allowed astronomers to observe them.
June 9 – Emperor Go-Nara ascends to the throne of Japan.
July–December [edit ]
Date unknown [edit ]
Spring – The first complete printed translation of the
New Testament of the Bible into the English language by William Tyndale arrives in England from Germany, having been printed in Worms. In October, Cuthbert Tunstall, Bishop of London, attempts to collect all the copies in his diocese and burn them. The first official translation is made of the
New Testament into Swedish, the entire Bible is completed in 1541. Gunsmith Bartolomeo Beretta establishes the
Beretta Gun Company, which will still be in business in the 21st century, making it one of the world's oldest corporations.
Births [edit ]
January 1 – Louis Bertrand, Spanish missionary to Latin America, patron saint of Colombia (d. 1581)
January 20 – Rafael Bombelli, Italian mathematician (d. 1572)
January 25 – Adolf, Duke of Holstein-Gottorp (d. 1586)
February 1 – Niiro Tadamoto, Japanese samurai (d. 1611)
February 2 – Konstanty Wasyl Ostrogski, Polish noble (d. 1608)
February 19 – Charles de L'Ecluse, Flemish botanist (d. 1609)
February 23 – Gonçalo da Silveira, Portuguese Jesuit missionary (d. 1561)
March 4 – Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon (d. 1596)
March 11 – Heinrich Rantzau, German humanist writer, astrologer, and astrological writer (d. 1598)
April 8 – Elisabeth of Brunswick-Calenberg, Countess of Henneberg (d. 1566)
April 12 – Muretus, French humanist (d. 1585)
April 30 – Beate Clausdatter Bille, Danish noblewoman (d. 1605)
June 9 – Matsudaira Hirotada, Daimyo (d. 1549)
June 25 – Elisabeth Parr, Marchioness of Northampton, English noble (d. 1565)
July 9 – Elizabeth of Austria, Polish noble (d. 1545)
July 10 – Philipe de Croÿ, Duke of Aerschot (d. 1595)
July 31 – Augustus, Elector of Saxony (d. 1586)
August 18 – Claude, Duke of Aumale, third son of Claude (d. 1573)
August 22 – Adolph of Nassau-Saarbrücken, Count of Nassau (d. 1559)
September 23 – Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland (d. 1563)
September 26 – Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken (d. 1569)
October 1 – Dorothy Stafford, English noble (d. 1604)
October 30 – Hubert Goltzius, Dutch Renaissance painter-engraver (d. 1583)
Deaths [edit ]
References [edit ]
^ Sharp, Andrew (1960). Early Spanish Discoveries in the Pacific. pp. 11–13.