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What Happened in 1560

Historical Events in 1560

  • Mar 7 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, North Africa
  • Mar 13 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • Mar 15 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France
  • Apr 13 Giovanni, son of Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano is executed for poisoning his wife, despite his father's efforts to save him
  • Jun 12 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • Jul 6 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
  • Jul 29 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
  • Aug 21 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
  • Sep 25 Spanish King Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

Famous People in 1560

World Leaders in 1560

Famous Weddings in 1560


Famous People Who Died in 1560

  • Jan 1 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies at 52
  • Jan 1 Joachim du Bellay, French poet & founder of the Pléiade, dies at 38
  • Jan 3 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • Jan 28 John a Lasco [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
  • Feb 7 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)

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