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|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1490s 1500s 1510s – 1520s – 1530s 1540s 1550s|
|Years:||1519 1520 1521 – 1522 – 1523 1524 1525|
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|Ab urbe condita||2275|
|English Regnal year||13 Hen. 8 – 14 Hen. 8|
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|- Vikram Samvat||1578–1579|
|- Shaka Samvat||1444–1445|
|- Kali Yuga||4623–4624|
|- Ǹrí Ìgbò||522–523|
|Japanese calendar||Daiei 2
|Juche calendar||N/A (before 1912)|
|Julian calendar||1522 MDXXII|
|Minguo calendar||390 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||2065|
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- January 9 – Pope Adrian VI (born Adriaan Florenszoon Boeyens, Dedens or Dedel; Hadrianus in Latin) succeeds Pope Leo X as the 218th pope. The only Dutch pope, he will be the last non-Italian elected for more than 450 years.
- April 27 – 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.
- May – England presents an ultimatum to France and Scotland.
- June 19 – Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor visits King Henry VIII of England and signs the Treaty of Windsor pledging a joint invasion of France, bringing England into the Italian War of 1521–1526.
- July – The English army attacks Brittany and Picardy from Calais, burning and looting the countryside.
- July 28 – Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I begins his 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 Sanlúcar 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 20 – Suleiman 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.
Date unknown 
- The first Diet of Nuremberg is held.
- The Knights' Revolt erupts in Germany.
- Costa Rica is named by the Spanish colonizer Gil González Dávila when he finds copious quantities of gold in Pacific beaches.
- The third edition of Erasmus's Greek Textus Receptus of the Bible is published.
- Martin Luther's translation of the Bible's New Testament into Early New High German from Greek is published.
- Chinese Ming Dynasty records indicate that the War Ministry official He Ru is the first to acquire the Portuguese breech-loading culverin, while copies of them are made by two Westernized Chinese at Beijing, Yang San (Pedro Yang) and Dai Ming.
- Some believe that Australia is sighted by a Portuguese expedition led by Cristóvão de Mendonça who maps the continent and names it Jave la Grande ("The Greater Java").
- February 2 – Lodovico Ferrari, Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
- March 28 – Albert the Warlike, German prince (d. 1557)
- April 23 – Catherine of Ricci, Italian prioress (d. 1590)
- May 24 – John Jewel, English bishop (d. 1571)
- July 25 – Anna of Lorraine (d. 1568)
- September 11 – Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (d. 1605)
- October 14 – Lucas Maius, Lutheran Reformation pastor, theologian and playwright (d. 1598)
- November 9 – Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer (d. 1586)
- November 18 – Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (d. 1568)
- December 28 – Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1568)
- date unknown
- February 25 – William Lilye, English classical scholar (b. c. 1468)
- April – Queen Eleni of Ethiopia
- April 6 – Henry Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English nobleman (b. 1479)
- June 25 – Franchinus Gaffurius, Italian composer (b. 1451)
- June 30 – Johann Reuchlin, German humanist and Hebrew scholar (b. 1455)
- September – Gavin Douglas, Scottish poet and bishop (b. c. 1474)
- October 30 – Jean Mouton, French composer (b. c. 1459)
- November 14 – Anne of France, Princess and Regent of France (b. 1461)
- date unknown – Fiorenzo di Lorenzo, Italian painter (b. 1440)
- Collier's Encyclopedia
- Palmer, Alan; Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 142–145. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 204–210. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Hackett, Francis (1937). Francis the First. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. p. 253.