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What Happened in 1565

Historical Events

  • Jan 25 Battle at Talikota India: Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
  • Apr 27 1st Spanish settlement in the Philippines forms at Cebu City
  • Sep 8 1st permanent European settlement in the US founded at St. Augustine, Florida
  • Dec 24 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition
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Did You Know?

Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On March 1, 1565


Famous People Born in 1565

  • Apr 2 Cornelis de Houtman, Dutch navigator (1st Dutch trip to Java), born in Gouda, Holland (d. 1599)
  • May 15 Henrick de Keyser, architect/master builder of Amsterdam
  • Sep 28 Alessandro Tassoni, Italian political writer (Rape of Bucket), born in Modena, Italy (d. 1635)
  • Nov 10 Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex and favorite of Elizabeth I, born in Herefordshire, England (d. 1601)
  • Nov 10 Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish theologian and astronomer, born in Söderköping, Sweden (d. 1646)

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Famous People Who Died in 1565

  • Jan 27 Robrecht de Berghes, prince-bishop of Liege (1557-64), dies
  • Mar 17 Alexander Ales [Alesius], Scottish theologian of the school of Augsburg, dies at 64
  • May 14 Nicolaus von Amsdorf, German reformation theologist, dies at 81
  • Jun 12 Adrianus Turnebus, French classical scholar (b. 1512)
  • Jun 17 Ashikaga Yoshiteru, Japanese 13th shōgun of the Ashikaga shogunate (1546-65), dies at 29

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