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Events in History

  • Jan 24 Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
  • Feb 26 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
  • Mar 23 Aragonese legal code formally recognised
  • Mar 26 Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea

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Apr 15 Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII

Lawyer and Statesman Thomas Cromwell
Lawyer and Statesman
Thomas Cromwell
King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Apr 17 Sir Thomas More confined in Tower of London

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May 10 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier
  • May 12 German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg
  • Jun 9 Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
  • Jun 12 Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap & plunder Naples
  • Jun 29 Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada
  • Jul 4 Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye.
  • Jul 7 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick.
  • Jul 24 Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France
  • Aug 15 Ignatius of Loyola forms society of Jesus/Jesuits
  • Aug 20 Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
  • Oct 13 Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III
  • Oct 18 New pursuit of French protestants

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Oct 26 Charles V names Joris of Egmont as Bishop of Utrecht

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

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Oct 30 English Parliament passes Act of Supremacy, making King Henry VIII head of the Church in England - a role formerly held by the Pope

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Nov 3 English parliament accepts Act of Supremacy: Henry VIII becomes Head of Church of England
  • Nov 6 Zealand hit by heavy storm

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Dec 4 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Dec 6 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 5 Giovanni de' Bardi, Italian writer (d. 1612)
  • Apr 7 Jose de Anchieta, Spanish jesuit/missionary (Brazilian Tupi-Indians)
  • Jun 23 Oda Nobunaga, Japanese warlord (d. 1582)
  • Jul 1 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88)
  • Jul 18 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism)
  • Sep 24 Guru Ram Das, 4th Sikh Guru (1574-81), born in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan (d. 1581)
  • Nov 5 Joachim Camerarius, German botanist/physician (horticulture catalog)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 5 Antonio da Correggio, Italian painter (b. 1489)
  • Apr 20 Elizabeth Barton, [St Magd van Kent], English nun and prophet (only women whose head was on a spike on London Bridge), hung for treason
  • May 28 Dirk Martens, Flemish printer/humanist, dies at about 83
  • Jul 19 Willem van Enkenvoirt, cardinal/bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 70
  • Aug 9 Cardinal Cajetan, Italian theologian (b. 1470)
  • Sep 25 Clement VII, [Giulio de' Medici], Italian Pope (1523-34), dies at 56