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1522 ( ) was a MDXXII common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
July – The English army attacks Brittany and Picardy from Calais, burning and looting the countryside. 
July 28 – Ottoman Sultan Suleiman I begins his siege the Knights of St. John in Rhodes. August – The
Knights' Revolt erupts in Germany.
September 6 – The Vittoria, one of the surviving ships of Ferdinand Magellan's expedition, returns to Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain, under the command of Juan Sebastián Elcano, becoming the first ship to circumnavigate the world.
September 21 – : Luther Bible Martin Luther's translation of the Bible's New Testament into Early New High German from Greek, Das newe Testament Deutzsch, is published in Germany, selling thousands in the first few weeks. November – The
Diet of Nuremberg opens.
December 18 – The Ottoman 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.
January 22 – Charles II de Valois, Duke of Orléans, (d. 1545)
March 10 – Miyoshi Nagayoshi, Japanese samurai and daimy? (d. 1564)
March 22 – Daniel Brendel von Homburg, Roman Catholic archbishop (d. 1582)
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)
June 1 – Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert, Dutch writer and scholar (d. 1590)
July 5 – Margaret of Austria, regent of the Netherlands (d. 1586)
July 13 – Sophia Jagiellon, Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1575)
July 25 – Anna of Lorraine (d. 1568)
July 31 – Charles II de Croÿ, Belgian duke (d. 1551)
August 4 – Udai Singh II, King of Mewar (d. 1572)
August 28 – Severinus of Saxony, Prince of Saxony; died young (d. 1533)
September 11 – Ulisse Aldrovandi, Italian naturalist (d. 1605)
October 4 – Gabriele Paleotti, Italian Catholic cardinal (d. 1597)
October 14 – Lucas Maius, Lutheran Reformation pastor, theologian and playwright (d. 1598)
November 1 – Andrew Corbet, English landowner and politician (d. 1578)
November 4 – Albert de Gondi, Marshal of France (d. 1602)
November 9 – Martin Chemnitz, Lutheran reformer (d. 1586)
November 18 – Lamoral, Count of Egmont, Flemish general and statesman (d. 1568)
December 16 – Honoré I, Lord of Monaco (d. 1581)
January 25 – Raffaello Maffei, Italian theologian (b. 1451)
January 29 – Wolfgang I of Oettingen, German count (b. 1455)
February 25 – William Lilye, English classical scholar (b. c. 1468)
April – Queen Eleni of Ethiopia
April 10 – Francesco Cattani da Diacceto, Italian philosopher (b. 1466)
June 13 – Piero Soderini, Florentine statesman (b. 1450)
June 24 – Elisabeth of the Palatinate, Landgravine of Hesse, German noble (b. 1483)
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)
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