From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Art and culture
- The Bubonic Plague spreads in southern France.
- Martin Luther married Katharina von Bora, against the celibacy doctrine decreed by the Roman Catholic Church on priests.
- The Painter's Manual by Durer
- Metsys starts to work on The Ugly Duchess
- July - Pietro Aretino survives an attempted assassination from one of the victims of his pen, Bishop Giovanni Giberti
- May 15 - The battle of Frankenhausen ends the Peasants' War.
- The Swiss Anabaptist Movement is born when Conrad Grebel, Felix Manz, George Blaurock, and about a dozen others baptize each other in the home of Manz's mother in Zürich, breaking a thousand-year tradition of church-state union.