On This Day

Historical Events in 1561

  • Jan 28 By Edict of Orleans French persecution of Huguenots is suspended
  • Feb 22 William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy and Charolais
  • Jul 2 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, defeats a revolt in Emfraz
  • Jul 12 "Trinity Church" (now Saint Basil's Cathedral) is consecrated in Moscow, Russia

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Aug 19 Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith, Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France

Queen of Scotland Mary, Queen of Scots
Queen of Scotland
Mary, Queen of Scots
  • Sep 9 Conference of Poissy: religious theologians gathered by Catherine de' Medici

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Sep 23 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

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Philip II of Spain
  • Oct 18 Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima -- Takeda Shingen defeats Uesugi Kenshin in the climax of their ongoing conflict
  • Nov 29 Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland
  • Dec 21 Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Archbishop of Mechelen, made Cardinal