Historical Events in 1543

  • Feb 11 Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian and Portuguese troops beat Muslim army

Event of Interest

Feb 11 Holy Roman Emperor Charles V and English King Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant

De humani corporis fabrica

Jun 1 Flemish physician Andreas Vesalius publishes "De humani corporis fabrica (On the fabric of the human body in seven books)" a major step forward in understanding human anatomy [date is representative as exact date of publication unknown]

  • Jul 1 England & Scotland sign peace treaty of Greenwich
  • Jul 7 French troops invade Luxembourg
  • Aug 5 French and Turkish troops occupy Nice

Guelders Wars

Aug 22 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren

  • Sep 3 Cardinal Beaton replaces the Earl of Arran as regent for Queen Mary of Scotland
  • Sep 6 French & Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • Sep 7 William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, ruler of the Duchy of Guelders surrenders to Emperor Charles V after the emperor's forces subdue his

Queen of Scots

Sep 9 Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling

  • Sep 12 Treaty of Venlo signed by William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg giving up the Duchy of Guelders, to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V