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Events in History

  • Mar 9 Emperor Karel appoints son Philip as heir to the throne
  • Apr 11 English premier John Dudley appointed Duke of Northumberland
  • Apr 20 John Dudley becomes Earl Marshal of England
  • May 1 Council of Trente resumes
  • May 12 San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens
  • Jun 8 Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
  • Jul 19 Treaty of Karlsburg: arch duke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary/Transsylvania
  • Aug 14 Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
  • Oct 16 English Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset re-arrested
  • Dec 19 Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 14 Alberico Gentili, Italian jurist (d. 1608)
  • May 2 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales)
  • May 17 Martin Delrio, Flemish theologian and occultist (d. 1608)
  • Sep 19 Henry III, duke of Anjou/king of Poland/France (1573/4-89)

Weddings in History

  • Jul 8 Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond & Buren

Deaths in History

  • Apr 6 Joachim Vadianus, Swiss physician/mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66
  • Apr 21 Oda Nobuhide, Japanese warlord (b. 1510)
  • May 18 Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, Italian Renaissance-Mannerist painter (d. 1486)
  • May 31 Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo, Italian set designer, dies
  • Jul 13 John Wallop, English soldier and diplomat (b. 1490)
  • Aug 26 Margareta Leijonhufvud, queen of Gustav I of Sweden (b. 1516)
  • Sep 30 ÅŒuchi Yoshitaka, Japanese warlord (b. 1507)