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Events in History

  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 7 Sebastian de Covarrubias Horozco, Spanish lexicographer
  • Feb 27 Franciscus Raphelengius, Dutch book publisher
  • Mar 25 Christopher Clavius, German mathematician (d. 1612)
  • Apr 17 Tobias Stimmer, Swiss painter/cartoonist (Comedia)
  • Jun 13 Jost/Jobst/Jodocus Amman, Swiss cartoonist/graphic artist/illustrator
  • Nov 1 Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (d. 1596)
  • Dec 5 Fausto Paolo Sozzini, Italian theologian (d. 1604)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 4 King Henry VIII marries Anne of Cleves, his 4th wife

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Queen of England Anne of Cleves
Queen of England
Anne of Cleves

Deaths in History

  • Feb 13 Isabella d'Este, Marquise of Mantua (b. 1474)
  • Mar 5 Nuno da Cunha, Portuguese governor in India (b. 1487)
  • Apr 17 George, Duke of Saxony (b. 1471)
  • May 1 Isabella of Portugal, queen of Spain and empress of Germany (b. 1503)
  • May 7 Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (b. 1466)
  • Jul 5 Antonio M Zaccaria, Italian physician/saint, dies
  • Jul 25 Lorenzo Campeggi(east), archbishop of Bologna/diplomat, dies at 65
  • Aug 28 Lieven Pain, Flemish, beheaded at about 75
  • Sep 8 John Stokesley, English churchman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 22 Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism, dies at 70

Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak
Founder of Sikhism
Guru Nanak
  • Oct 15 Reynier Brunt, procureur-general of Court of Holland, dies