On This Day

Historical Events in 1559

CrownRoyal Coronation

Jan 15 Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • Feb 16 Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
  • Mar 14 Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht & Woudrichem, Netherlands
  • Apr 2 England & France sign 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambr├ęsis
  • Apr 3 Spain & France sign 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambr├ęsis
  • May 10 Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen mother Mary
  • May 13 Exhumed corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel
  • Jun 22 Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 30 King Henry II of France is seriously injured in a jousting match against Gabriel de Montgomery

King of France Henry II
King of France
Henry II
  • Aug 9 Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
  • Aug 14 Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Fla
  • Aug 22 Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic
  • Sep 19 Five Spanish ships sink in storm off Tampa, about 600 die