Historical Events in 1539

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  • Feb 1 Emperor Karel & King Francois I sign anti-English treaty
  • Feb 15 Emperor Charles receives Cardinal Pole in Toledo
  • Feb 19 Jews of Tyrnau Hungary (then Trnava Czech), expelled
  • Apr 19 Charles, protestant German monarch, signs Treaty of Frankrfurt
  • Apr 27 Re-founding of the city of Bogotá, New Granada (nowadays Colombia), by Nikolaus Federmann and Sebastián de Belalcázar.

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May 30 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto discovers Florida

Spanish Explorer and Conquistador Hernando de Soto
Spanish Explorer and Conquistador
Hernando de Soto
  • Jun 3 Hernando de Soto claims Florida for Spain
  • Jun 10 Council of Trent: Paul III sends out letters to his bishops, delaying the Council due to war and the difficulty bishops had traveling to Venice.
  • Dec 29 St Jacob's Church burns after being hit by lightning