On This Day

Historical Events in 1565

  • Jan 25 Battle at Talikota India: Deccan sultanate destroy Vijayanagar's army and the last Hindu kingdom of Southern India
  • Mar 1 Portuguese soldier Estácio de Sá founds the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Apr 27 1st Spanish settlement in Philippines forms at Cebu City
  • Jun 14 Catharina de Medici and Duke of Alva discuss Calvinism
  • Jun 17 Matsunaga Hisahide assassinates the 13th Ashikaga shogun, Ashikaga Yoshiteru
  • Jun 23 Turgut Reis (Dragut), commander of the Ottoman Navy, dies during the Siege of Malta
  • Sep 8 1st permanent European settlement in the US founded at St. Augustine, Florida
  • Sep 8 Turkish siege of Malta broken by Maltese & Knights of St John
  • Sep 20 Spaniards capture Fort Caroline Florida & massacre the French
  • Nov 13 King Philip II's "Letters out Segovia" reaches Brussels
  • Nov 13 Pope Pius IV publishes degree Professi fidei
  • Dec 24 Compromise of the Nobles in Habsburg Netherlands closes against inquisition