1560 in History

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Events in History

  • Mar 7 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa
  • Mar 13 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • Mar 15 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France
  • Jun 12 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • Jul 6 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
  • Jul 29 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 21 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe

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Sep 25 Spanish king Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 17 Gaspard Bauhin, Swiss botanist (d. 1624)
  • Jun 25 Wilhelm Fabry, German surgeon (d. 1634)
  • Jul 1 Charles van Croij, prince of Chimay/duke of Aarschot

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Aug 7 Elizabeth Báthory, Hungarian countess and serial killer, born in Nyírbátor, Hungary (d. 1614)

Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History Elizabeth Báthory
Most Prolific Female Serial Killer in History
Elizabeth Báthory
  • Nov 3 Annibale Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1609)
  • Dec 3 Jan Gruter, Dutch critic (d. 1627)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 31 Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

Deaths in History

  • Jan 1 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies
  • Jan 3 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • Jan 28 John a Lasco, [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
  • Feb 7 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)
  • Feb 16 Jean du Bellay, French Catholic cardinal and diplomat
  • Apr 19 Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd), church reformer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Mary de Guise, queen-mother of Scotland
  • Jun 11 Marie Guise, French wife of King James V of Scotland and mother and regent of Mary Queen of Scots, dies at 44
  • Jun 12 Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyo (b. 1519)
  • Jun 12 Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • Sep 8 Amy Robsart, wife of English premier Robert Dudley, dies by accident
  • Sep 29 Gustaaf I, king of Sweden (1523-60), dies
  • Sep 30 Melchior Cano, Spanish theologian (b. 1525)
  • Nov 25 Andrea Doria, Italian naval leader (b. 1466)
  • Dec 5 Francis II, King of France (1559-60), dies at 16