1543 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 11 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian/Portuguese troops beat Muslim army

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Feb 11 Karel/Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • Jul 1 England & Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
  • Jul 7 French troops invade Luxembourg
  • Aug 5 French & Turkish troops occupy Nice

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Aug 22 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Sep 3 Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
  • Sep 6 French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • Sep 7 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 9 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling

Queen of Scotland Mary Stuart
Queen of Scotland
Mary Stuart
  • Sep 12 Treaty of Venlo signed by Duke Willem of Gulik and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V during Italian Wars

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 31 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
  • Feb 16 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • Feb 18 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
  • Mar 7 Johan Casimir, count of Rhine (occupied Gent)
  • Apr 1 François de Bonne, duc de Lesdiguières, Constable of France (d. 1626)
  • Sep 14 Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (d. 1615)
  • Oct 23 Juan de la Cueva, Spain, dramatist

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 12 England's King Henry VIII weds Catherine Parr (6th & last wife)

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Juan Cabrillo, conqueror of Cen America, discoverer of California, dies
  • Jan 9 Guillaume du Bellay, French diplomat and general (b. 1491)
  • Feb 11 Ahmed Gran, sultan of Adal, dies in battle at Wayna Daga

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 24 Nicolas Copernicus, astronomer, dies in Poland aged 70

Astronomer and Mathematician Nicolaus Copernicus
Astronomer and Mathematician
Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Jun 27 Agnolo Firenzuola, [Giovannini], Italian monk (De golden ezel), dies
  • Jul 19 Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII of England