What Happened in 1563

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Historical Events

  • Feb 15 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • Feb 18 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise
  • Feb 27 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
  • Mar 11 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
  • Mar 19 Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
  • Apr 30 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • Jul 27 French army recaptures Le Havre
  • Jul 29 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
  • Aug 17 King Charles IX of France declared an adult at 13
  • Aug 30 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled
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World Leaders in 1563

Famous People in 1563

Famous People Born in 1563

  • Jan 30 Franciscus Gomarus, [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist/opera singer
  • Mar 5 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • Jun 1 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • Sep 4 Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • Oct 13 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)
  • Feb 2 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • Feb 24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 12 John Bull, English composer of national anthem (God Save The King), dies
  • Mar 24 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
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