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Events in 1520
|30 March:|| ||Portuguese explorer in Spanish service Ferdinand Magellan finds a natural harbour on the southern Argentinian coast to overwinter with his fleet, naming the site Puerto San Julián and the native people Patagão, which supposedly means “big feet” in reference to the local custom of wearing guanaco hide boots stuffed with straw.|
|6 April:|| ||Raphael, Italian High Renaissance painter, dies in Rome on his thirtyseventh birthday.|
|8 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|14 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|27 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|29 June:|| ||Moctezuma II, tlatoani or king of the Aztecs in Tenochtitlan, dies this day or week around age 54, stabbed by his own people according to Spanish conquistador Cortés, killed by the Spaniards according to Aztec accounts.|
|30 June:|| ||The Spaniards are expelled from Tenochtitlan.|
|15 Augustus:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 926 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|21 Augustus:|| ||Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his Spanish fleet set sail to the south after overwintering at Puerto San Julián in Argentinia for five months.|
|14 September:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|22 September:|| ||Selim I, sultan of the Ottoman Empire since 1512, dies of an infection or poisoning in Çorlu at age 54.|
|2 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|21 October:|| ||Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan finds the passage to the Pacific Ocean now known as the Magellan Strait.|
|1 November:|| ||Ferdinand Magellan is the first to sail through the Strait of Magellan south of mainland South America during the first circumnavigation of the globe.|
|21 November:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|28 November:|| ||Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reaches the end of the strait out of the Atlantic Ocean that now bears his name, naming the Pacific the Mar Pacifico in reference to its apparent stillness.|
|10 December:|| ||Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull “Exsurge Domine” outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate.|
People in 1520
Jorge Álvares, Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama, Cuauhtémoc, Clement VII, Pope Adrian VI, Juan Ponce de León, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, Zhengde, Henry VIII, Melanchthon, Charles V, Nostradamus, Francis Xavier, Alva, Andrea Palladio, John Calvin, Giorgio Vasari, Gerardus Mercator, Vesalius, Mary I, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto and Gaspard de Coligny celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1520 was a leap year starting on a Sunday, just like 1436, 1464 and 1492 in the century before it and 1548, 1576, 1584 and 1612 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1520 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.