Year 1538 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 27 States of Gelderland accepts Willem van Kleef as viceroy
  • Feb 24 Treaty of Nagyvarad/Peace of Grosswardein signed between Ferdinand I of Austria and John Zápolya of Hungary.
  • Apr 9 Danish king Christian III enters Schmalkaldische Union
  • May 26 Geneva expels John Calvin and his followers from the city. Calvin lives in exile in Strasbourg for the next three years.
  • Jun 10 Catholic German monarchy signs League of Neuremberg
  • Jun 18 Treaty of Nice: ends war between Emperor Charles V & King French I
  • Jul 15 Peace talks between Charles I and King Francois I
  • Jul 25 The City of Guayaquil is founded by the Spanish Conquistador Francisco de Orellana and given the name Muy Noble y Muy Leal Ciudad de Santiago de Guayaquil
  • Aug 6 Bogotá, Colombia, is founded by Gonzalo Jiménez de Quesada
  • Sep 21 Shrine of Saint Swithun in Winchester smashed up in the middle of the night as part of the English Reformation
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