On This Day

Historical Events in 1563

  • Feb 15 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • Feb 18 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise
  • Feb 27 William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral
  • Mar 19 Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
  • Apr 30 Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • Jul 27 French army recaptures Le Havre
  • Jul 29 League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
  • Aug 17 King Charles IX of France declared an adult at 13
  • Aug 30 Jewish community of Neutitschlin, Moravia, expelled
  • Sep 8 Maximilian chosen king of Hungary
  • Dec 4 Council of Trent holds its last session, after 18 years. Last ecumenical council for more than 300 years.