Historical Events in 1563

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  • 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

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Mar 11 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
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
  • Sep 8 Maximilian chosen king of Hungary
  • Dec 4 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years