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- War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII of England is allied to the Emperor, while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French.
- November 25 - Battle of Solway Moss. An English army invades Scotland and defeats a Scottish army.
- December 14 - Princess Mary Stuart becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland.
- The first contact of Japan with the West when a Portuguese ship, blown off its course to China, landed in Japan.
- December 7/December 8 - Princess Mary Stuart, later Queen Mary I of Scotland
- Akbar, Jellaladin Mahommed, ruler of the Mughal Empire
- February 13 - Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, executed for adultery
- May 21 - Hernando de Soto, explorer
- August 24 - Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)
- December 14 - King James V of Scotland.
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