On This Day

Historical Events in 1544

  • Jan 30 Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
  • Apr 14 Battle at Carignano: French troops under Earl d'Enghien beat Swiss
  • May 1 Turkish troops occupy Hungary

Treaty of Interest

May 17 Scot Earl Matthew Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII

  • Jul 19 Italian War of 1542: The Siege of Boulogne begins
  • Aug 17 Imperial/English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
  • Sep 18 English King Henry VIII's troops occupy Boulogne

Historic Event

Sep 18 Peace of Crépy signed by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V & French King Francis I ending the Fourth Hapsburg-Valois War

  • Sep 30 King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • Nov 10 Flemish painter Jan Matsys banished from Antwerp for religious beliefs

Historic Event

Nov 19 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente