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- January 5 - Felix Manz, co-founder of the Swiss Anabaptist s, was drowned in the Limmat River in Zurich by the Zurich Reformed state church.
- May 6 - Spanish and German troops led by the Duke of Bourbon sack Rome (the infamous Sacco di Roma), forcing Pope Clement VII to make peace with Charles V.
- May 16 - Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes a republic.
- Spanish conquest of Guatemala highlands completed; first Guatemala City founded (Ciudad Vieja).
- Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Montejo invades Yucatán.
- Battle of Tokay - Ferdinand of Austria defeats John Zapolya and takes over most of Hungary. John appeals to the Turks for help.
- Protestant Reformation begins in Sweden.
- Ahmed Gran of Somalia defeats Abyssinians with his new firearms.
- People of the university of Wittenberg flee plague to Jena.
- March 21 - Hermann Finck , German composer, teacher, and music theorist
- May 21 - King Phillip II of Spain
- July 13 - John Dee, mathematician, astronomer and geographer
- July 31 - Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor
- ? - Giuseppe Arcimboldo, artist
- Sakuma Nobumori, Japanese retainer and samurai
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