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  • Jan 16 English Reformation parliament's 2nd sitting
  • Jan 26 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • Jan 31 King Ferdinand of Austria and King John Zapolya of Hungary offically recognise each other

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Feb 11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Feb 27 Evangelical German monarchy/towns form Schmalkaldische Union
  • May 31 "Women's Revolt" in Amsterdam: wool house in churchyard aborted
  • Jun 9 Pope Clemens VII & Francois I sign secret treaty against Karel V
  • Oct 11 Battle of Kappel: Swiss Roman Catholic cantons beat protestant forces of Zurich; Huldrych Zwingli Swiss reformation leader is killed
  • Oct 24 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldic League
  • Oct 28 Battle of Amba Sel: Imam Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi again defeats the army of Lebna Dengel, Emperor of Ethiopia. The southern part of Ethiopia falls under Imam Ahmad's control.
  • Dec 17 Pope Clement VII establishes a parallel body to the Inquisition in Lisbon, Portugal