On This Day

What Happened on December 14, 1542

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Princess Mary Stuart succeeds her father James V and becomes Queen Mary I of Scotland at 6 days old

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots

Famous Deaths

  • James V, King of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30
1542 Highlights

About December 14, 1542

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 477 years, 11 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius