What Happened on December 14, 1542

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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

Famous Deaths

James V (1512-1542)

King of Scotland (1513-42), dies likely of cholera or dysentery at 30

1542 Highlights

About December 14, 1542

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 480 years, 9 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Sagittarius