Historical Events in 1538

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  • Jan 27 States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
  • Feb 24 Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.
  • Apr 9 Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
  • May 26 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • Jun 10 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jun 18 Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Jul 15 Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I
  • Jul 25 The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil.
  • Aug 6 Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • Sep 28 Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
  • Oct 28 The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on Hispaniola
  • Dec 16 King Francois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 17 Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII