On This Day

What Happened in February 1543

Historical Events

  • Feb 11 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian and Portuguese troops beat Muslim army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 11 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and English King Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

Famous Birthdays

  • Feb 16 Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • Feb 18 Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)

Famous Deaths

  • Feb 10 Johann Eck, German Scholastic theologian and early counter-reformer against Lutheran challenges, dies a 56
  • Feb 11 Ahmed Gran, sultan of Adal, dies in battle at Wayna Daga