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Events in 1523
|5 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|11 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|24 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|6 June:|| ||Gustav Vasa is elected king of Sweden, ending the Kalmar Union with Denmark and Norway.|
|14 July:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 929 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|13 Augustus:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|14 September:|| ||Pope Adrian VI, the last non-Italian in that position until 1978, dies in Rome at age 64.|
|29 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|20 October:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|19 November:|| ||Clement VII succeeds Adrian VI as the 219th pope.|
People in 1523
Vasco da Gama, Cuauhtémoc, Clement VII, Hans Holbein the Younger, Desiderius Erasmus, Nicolò Machiavelli, Albrecht Dürer, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Thomas More, Martin Luther, Huldrych Zwingli, 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, Gaspard de Coligny and Takeda Shingen celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1523 was a common year starting on a Thursday, just like 1433, 1439, 1450, 1461, 1467, 1478, 1489, 1495, 1506 and 1517 in the century before it and 1534, 1545, 1551, 1562, 1573, 1579, 1587, 1598, 1609 and 1615 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?2017 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?1523 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 March 2017.