What Happened in July 1540

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Historical Events

  • Jul 23 Turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 11 Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 28 English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 9 English King Henry VIII annuls his 6 month marriage to his 4th wife Anne of Cleves, on the grounds of non-consummation and her pre-contract to Francis of Lorraine

Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 11 Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies
  • Jul 21 John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies

BattleExecution

Jul 28 Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
  • Jul 30 Robert Barnes, English churchman (martyred) (b. 1495)
  • Jul 30 Thomas Abel, English priest (martyred)