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What Happened in 1562

Historical Events in 1562

  • Jan 15 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
  • Jan 17 Edict of St Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
  • Jan 18 The Council of Trent is reopened by Pope Pius IV for its third (and final) session
  • Mar 1 Blood bath at Vassy: Francois de Guise's troops open fire on Huguenot congregation, first event in Wars of Religion
  • Mar 9 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
  • Mar 15 General Francois de Guise enters Paris
  • Apr 30 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida
  • Jun 1 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sign treaty
  • Sep 17 Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
  • Dec 19 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured

Famous People Born in 1562

  • Jan 12 Charles Emanuel I, the great, Duke of Savoy
  • Jan 13 Mark Alexander Boyd, Scottish poet (Sonnet of Venus and Cupid), born in Ayrshire, Scotland (d. 1601)
  • Jul 25 Kiyomasa Kato, Japanese warlord, born in Owari Province, Japan (d. 1611)
  • Aug 27 Hans Leo Hassler, German composer, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1612)
  • Oct 4 Christian Sørensen Longomontanus, Danish astronomer, born in Lomborg, Jutland, Denmark (d. 1647)

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Famous People Who Died in 1562

  • Jan 9 Amago Haruhisa, Japanese samurai and warlord, dies at 46
  • Oct 9 Gabriel Fallopius [Fallopio], Italian anatomist and early advocate for the use of condoms (Observationes anatomicae), dies at 39
  • Nov 17 Antoine de Bourbon, King of Navarre and father of Henry IV of France (b. 1518)
  • Nov 17 Antoine of Navarre [de Bourbon], King of Navarre, 1555-62), dies at 44
  • Dec 6 Jan van Scorel, Dutch painter and architect, dies at 67

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