Decades: 1460s 1470s 1480s 1490s 1500s - 1510s - 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s 1560s
Years: 1514 1515 1516 1517 1518 - 1519 - 1520 1521 1522 1523 1524
March 4 - Hernan Cortes lands in Mexico
September 20th - Ferdinand Magellan leaves Europe to circumnavigate the world.
November 8 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlan and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great pomp as would befit a returning god.
Charles I of Spain becomes Emperor of Holy Roman Empire as Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (ruled until 1556)
Erasmus publishes his Colloquia
Martin Luther questions the infallibility of papal decrees
Mannerism, artistic form appears in Italy and spreads
Spaniard Hernando Cortes enters Tenochtitlan, the capital of the Mexican Aztec Empire
King Henri II of France (d.1559)
April 13 - Catherine de Medici, queen of France
Thoinot_Arbeau (anagram of Jehan Tabourot), author of Orchesographie
January 12 - Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor
January 21 - Vasco Nuñez de Balboa, Spanish explorer
May 2 - Leonardo da Vinci, inventor, painter and widely regarded genius (b. 1452).
June 24 - Lucrezia Borgia, illegitimate daughter of deceased Pope Alexander VI (b.1480)
August 11 - Johann Tetzel, Dominican priest.\n
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