|Centuries:||15th century · 16th century · 17th century|
|Decades:||1500s 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s
1550s 1560s 1570s 1580s 1590s
|Categories:||Births – Deaths
Establishments – Disestablishments
The 16th century is the century from 1501 to 1600. In this century, many Europeans visited or moved to the newly-found Americas and some also searched for new routes to Asia. There was much change in Europe, such as the Protestant Reformation.
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Note: years before or after the 16th century are in italics.