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1535 in History

Events in History

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Jan 15 Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII

Victory in battleNew Settlement

Jan 18 Francisco Pizarro founds the city of Lima in Peru

Spanish Conquistador Francisco Pizarro
Spanish Conquistador
Francisco Pizarro
  • Feb 10 12 nude anabaptists run through Amsterdam streets
  • Mar 10 Bishop Tomés de Berlanga discovers the Galapagos Islands
  • Mar 28 Bloemkamp Abbey (Oldeklooster) attacked & destroyed in Friesland
  • May 4 Five Carthusian monks from London Charterhouse monastery hung, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England

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Jun 14 Emperor Charles V's fleet sails under Andrea Doria to Tunis

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Jun 17 English Catholic Cardinal John Fischer state rights
  • Jun 22 Cardinal John Fisher is beheaded on Tower Hill, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England
  • Jun 24 Anabaptists Protestants conquered & disbanded
  • Jun 24 Hessische troops occupy Munster
  • Jul 1 Sir Thomas More goes on trial in England charged with treason
  • Jul 14 Emperor Charles V conquers Tunis
  • Jul 22 Christians captured in Tunis in uprising against Admiral Barbarossa

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Sep 1 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Hochelaga (Montreal)

French Explorer Jacques Cartier
French Explorer
Jacques Cartier

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 11 Gregory XIV [Niccolo Sfondrati], Roman Catholic pope (1590-91)
  • May 31 Alessandro Allori, Italian painter and carpet designer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1607)
  • Jun 2 Leo XI [Alessandro O de' Medici], Italian Pope (1605)
  • Jun 24 Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, born in Madrid (d. 1573)
  • Jul 22 Katarina Stenbock, wife of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1621)
  • Aug 21 Shimazu Yoshihiro, Japanese samurai and warlord, born in Kagoshima, Japan (d. 1619)
  • Sep 6 Emanuel van Meteren, Flemish merchant and historian, born in Antwerp (d. 1612)
  • Oct 16 Niwa Nagahide, Japanese warlord (d. 1585)
  • Nov 22 John, the Old, earl of Nassau/tribal father Neth royal family

Deaths in History

  • Feb 18 Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa von Nettesheim, German royal astrologer, physician and theologian, dies at 48
  • Mar 1 Bernardo Accolti [Unico Aretino], Italian writer (Virginia), dies at 70
  • Mar 26 Georg Tannstetter, Austrian scientist (b. 1482)
  • May 4 John Houghton, English monk, first of the Carthusian Martyrs, hung, drawn and quartered at the Tower of London
  • Jun 22 John Fisher, English bishop (1504-35), cardinal (Saint John Fisher), beheaded at about 65
  • Jul 6 Sir Thomas More, philosopher, author (Utopia) and statesman, executed (beheaded) for treason at 57
  • Jul 10 Jacob Van Campen, Reconstruction bishop, beheaded
  • Jul 11 Joachim I Nestor, ruler (Brandenburg), dies at 51
  • Aug 10 Ippolito de' Medici, ruler of Florence (poisoned) (b. 1509)
  • Sep 23 Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden, dies at 21
  • Nov 1 Francesco Sforza, Italian ruler (Milan), dies
  • Dec 31 William Skeffington, Lord Deputy of Ireland (b. 1465)