Election of Pope John V as the 82nd successor of Peter. This Syrian-born pontiff restored order to to the dioceses of Sardinia and Corsica, insisting on the right of the Holy See to nominate bishops to the islands. His election as Pope was due to the interference by the Byzantine Court.
Death of Saint Bridget of Sweden, mystic who spent most of her later life in Rome. For more on this mystic, see TODAY'S LITURGY.
Turkish invasions force Holy Roman Emperor Charles V to abandon his crusade against the Protestants, thus agreeing to a peace treaty and depriving Pope Clement VII of the clout to rid the Protestant Reformation.
Birth of Giovanni Francesco Albani in Urbino, Italy. He would go on to become a cardinal and the 243rd successor of Peter as Pope Clement XI in which he waited seven days before accepting his nomination to make sure it was legitimate. A man of great culture and a lover of the arts, he enriched the Vatican Library and concluded the 16th Jubilee in 1700.