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1527 Historical Event(s)
- January 1, 1527 – Croatian nobles elect Ferdinand I of Austria as king of Croatia in the Parliament on Cetin.
- January 5, 1527 – Felix Manz, a leader of the Anabaptist congregation in Zurich, Switzerland, is executed by drowning.
- May 6, 1527 – Spanish and German troops sack Rome; some consider this the end of the Renaissance. 147 Swiss Guards, including their commander, die fighting the forces of Charles V in order to allow Pope Clement VII to escape into Castel Sant'Angelo.
- May 16, 1527 – The Florentines drive out the Medici for a second time and Florence re-establishes itself as a republic.
- August 3, 1527 – The first known letter from North America is sent by John Rut while at St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Who Were Born On 1527?
- March 21, 1527 – Hermann Finck, German composer (d. 1558)
- April 2, 1527 – Abraham Ortelius, Flemish cartographer and geographer (d. 1598)
- May 21, 1527 – King Philip II of Spain (d. 1598)
- July 13, 1527 – John Dee, English scientist (d. 1609)
- July 31, 1527 – Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor (d. 1576)
- October 21, 1527 – Louis I, Cardinal of Guise, French cardinal (d. 1578)