What Happened in 1558

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Significant Events

  • Aug 4 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
  • Nov 17 Elizabeth I aged 25 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Queen "Bloody" Mary
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Smoking tobacco introduced into Europe by Spaniard Francisco Fernandes

On March 5, 1558


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Famous People in 1558

Famous People Born in 1558

  • May 16 Andreas of Austria, Bohemia cardinal/gov of Netherlands (1598-1600)
  • Jul 11 Robert Greene, Elizabethan dramatist (Friar Bacon)
  • Aug 19 Paulus Merula, Dutch lawyer/historian
  • Sep 9 Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercoeur, French soldier (d. 1602)
  • Oct 12 Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)
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