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What Happened in 1545

Historical Events in 1545

  • Feb 13 Willem of Nassau becomes Prince of Orange
  • Mar 24 German Parliament opens in Worms
  • Apr 12 French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
  • Jul 19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
  • Jul 21 The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion
  • Aug 26 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese as Duke of Parma
  • Sep 8 English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
  • Dec 13 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III

Famous People Born in 1545

  • Jan 17 Antonio Pace, Italian composer (d. 1581)
  • Feb 24 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • Mar 2 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • Apr 13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, born in Fontainbleau, France (d. 1568)
  • Apr 28 Yi Sun-sin, Korean Naval Commander, born in Hanseong, South Korea (d. 1598)

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Famous People in 1545

World Leaders in 1545

Famous People Who Died in 1545

  • Jan 16 George Spalatin, German humanist, reformer and important figure in the Reformation, dies at 60
  • Feb 19 Pierre Brully [Peter Brulius], calvinist minister, burned to death
  • Apr 10 Costanzo Festa, Italian composer
  • Jun 19 Abraomas Kulvietis Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
  • Jul 12 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish King Philip II, dies

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