On This Day

Historical Events in 1560

  • Mar 7 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, North Africa
  • Mar 13 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • Mar 15 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France

Execution

Apr 13 Giovanni, son of Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano is executed for poisoning his wife, despite his father's efforts to save him

  • Jun 12 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • Jul 6 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
  • Jul 29 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden

Historic Event

Aug 21 Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy

Appointment of Interest

Sep 25 Spanish King Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht