1544 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 30 Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
  • Apr 14 Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss
  • May 1 Turkish troops occupy Hungary

AgreementTreaty of Interest

May 17 Scot Earl Matthew Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

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May 23 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V recognizes king Christian III of Denmark

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Jul 19 Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne began.
  • Aug 17 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
  • Sep 18 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

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Sep 18 Peace of Crépy signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I ending the Fourth Hapsburg-Valois War

King Francis I of France
King
Francis I of France
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Sep 30 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • Nov 10 Flemish painter Jan Matsys banished from Antwerp for religious beliefs
  • Nov 19 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 19 Francis II de Valois-Angouleme, king of France (1559-60)
  • Mar 11 Torquato Tasso, Italy, Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
  • May 24 William Gilbert, Essex England, physicist (researcher into magnetism)
  • Dec 23 Anna, duchess of Saxson/wife of prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)

Deaths in History

  • Mar 22 Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
  • Apr 30 Thomas Audley, 1st Baron Audley of Walden, Lord Chancellor of England
  • May 29 Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson], Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
  • Jun 14 Antoine, Duke of Lorraine (b. 1489)
  • Jul 18 René van Chalon, viceroy of Holland, dies in battle at 25
  • Jul 21 René of Chalon [Renatus of Nassau], prince of Orange, slain in battle
  • Aug 28 Alardus Aemstelredamus, priest/humanist, dies at about 53
  • Nov 15 King Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1506)
  • Dec 9 Teofilo Folengo, Italian poet (b. 1491)