What Happened in 1563

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Significant Events

  • Dec 4 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.
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World Leaders in 1563

Famous People in 1563

Famous People Born in 1563

  • Jan 30 Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer], Dutch theologist and opera singer, born in Bruges, Habsburg Netherlands (d. 1641)
  • Mar 5 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • Jun 1 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • Sep 4 Wanli, Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • Oct 13 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian religious founder/saint (Caracciolini)
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Famous Deaths

  • Feb 1 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever)
  • Feb 2 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • Feb 24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 12 John Bull, English composer, musician and organ builder, credited with composing Britain's national anthem "God Save The King/Queen" (debated), dies at about 68
  • Mar 24 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
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