1543 in History

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Events in History

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

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Feb 11 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and English King Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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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


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 31 Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese Shogun who founded the first Tokugawa Shogunate and united Japan, born in Okazaki, 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, Spanish 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


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jan 3 Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese-Spanish conquistador who conquered Central America and later discovered California, dies of gangrene at around 43

Conquistador and Explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
Conquistador and Explorer
Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo
  • 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, Italian poet and litterateur, dies at 49
  • Jul 19 Lady Mary Boleyn, mistress of King Henry VIII of England