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What Happened in 1543

Historical Events

  • Feb 11 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian and Portuguese troops beat Muslim army
  • Feb 11 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and English King Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
  • Jun 1 Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius publishes "De humani corporis fabrica (On the fabric of the human body in seven books)" a major step forward in understanding human anatomy [date is representative as exact date of publication unknown]
  • Jul 1 England & Scotland sign peace treaty of Greenwich
  • Jul 7 French troops invade Luxembourg
  • Aug 5 French and Turkish troops occupy Nice
  • Aug 22 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren
  • Sep 3 Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
  • Sep 6 French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • Sep 7 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V
  • More Historical Events

Did You Know?

Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling

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