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Historical Events in 1543

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

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

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

Historic PublicationDe 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]

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Andreas Vesalius's "De humani corporis fabrica" (1543), page 163
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  • Jul 1 England & Scotland sign peace treaty of Greenwich
  • Jul 7 French troops invade Luxembourg
  • Aug 5 French and Turkish troops occupy Nice

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Aug 22 Emperor Charles V's army occupies Duren

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • 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 Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to emperor Charles V

CrownRoyal Coronation

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

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Sep 12 Treaty of Venlo signed by Duke Willem of Gulik and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V during Italian Wars