1563 in History

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Events in History

  • Feb 15 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • Feb 18 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise

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Mar 11 League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
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  • Mar 19 Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
  • Apr 30 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • Jul 27 French army recaptures Le Havre
  • Jul 29 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
  • Aug 17 King Charles IX of France declared an adult at 13
  • Aug 30 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled
  • Sep 8 Maximilian chosen king of Hungary
  • Dec 4 Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 5 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • Jun 1 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • Sep 4 Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • Oct 13 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)
  • Oct 17 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer
  • Nov 5 Anna van Nassau, daughter of prince Willem I/Anna of Saksen
  • Nov 19 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (d. 1626)
  • Nov 27 Robbert Robbertsz, (le Canu), nautical expert

Deaths in History

  • Feb 1 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)
  • Feb 2 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • Feb 24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • Jun 6 Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)
  • Jun 9 William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
  • Aug 18 √Čtienne de La Bo√©tie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
  • Sep 17 Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier
  • Dec 29 Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)