Historical Events in 1538

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  • Jan 27th States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
  • Feb 24th Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.
  • Apr 9th Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
  • May 26th Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • Jun 10th Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • Jun 18th Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I
  • Jul 15th Peace talks between Karel & King Francois I
  • Jul 25th 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 6th Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada.
  • Sep 28th Battle at Preveza: Turkish fleet under Barbarossa beats Spanish
  • Oct 28th The first university in the New World, the Universidad Santo Tomás de Aquino, is established on Hispaniola
  • Dec 16th King Francois I orders renewed pursuit of Protestants

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Dec 17th Pope Paul II excommunicates King Henry VIII of England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII