On This Day

July 1534 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 4 Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye
  • Jul 7 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick

DiscoveryHistoric Discovery

Jul 24 Jacques Cartier lands in Canada, claims it for France

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Frederick II, King of Denmark and Norway (1559-88), born in Haderslevhus Castle, Haderslev, Denmark (d. 1588)
  • Jul 18 Zacharias Ursinus, German theologist (Heidelberger Catechism), born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1583)

Deaths in History

  • Jul 19 Willem van Enkenvoirt, cardinal/bishop of Utrecht, dies at about 70