What Happened in 1562

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Historical Events

  • Jan 15 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
  • Jan 17 Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
  • Jan 18 The Council of Trent is reopened by Pope Pius IV for its third (and final) session
  • Mar 1 Blood bath at Vassy: Gen de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
  • Mar 9 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
  • Mar 15 General Francois de Guise enters Paris
  • Apr 30 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • Jun 1 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sign treaty
  • Sep 17 Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
  • Dec 19 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured

World Leaders in 1562

Famous People in 1562

Famous People Born in 1562

  • Jan 12 Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
  • Jan 13 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (d. 1601)
  • Jul 25 Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord (d. 1611)
  • Aug 27 Hans Leo Hassler, composer
  • Oct 4 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer (d. 1647)
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 9 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese warlord (b. 1514)
  • Oct 9 Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist, dies
  • Oct 9 Gabriele Falloppio/Gabriel Fallopius, Modena Italy, anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms. (b. 1523)
  • Nov 17 Antoine de Bourbon, father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
  • Dec 6 Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter/architect, dies
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