On This Day

Historical Events in 1545

  • Feb 13 Willem of Nassau becomes Prince of Orange
  • Mar 24 German Parliament opens in Worms
  • Apr 12 French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed

Historic Event

Jul 19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die

  • Jul 21 The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion
  • Aug 26 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese as Duke of Parma
  • Sep 8 English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland

Historic Event

Dec 13 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III