Year 1545 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 13 Willem of Nassau becomes Prince of Orange
  • Mar 24 German Parliament opens in Worms
  • Apr 12 French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
  • Jul 19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
  • Jul 21 The first landing of French troops onto the coast of the Isle of Wight during the French invasion
  • Aug 26 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese as Duke of Parma
  • Sep 8 English Earl of Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
  • Dec 13 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opened by Pope Paul III

Historical Figures Born in 1545

  • Mar 2 Thomas Bodley, England, diplomat/scholar
  • Apr 13 Elisabeth of Valois, daughter of King Henry II of France and 3rd wife of Philip II of Spain, born in Fontainbleau, France (d. 1568)
  • Apr 28 Yi Sun-sin, Korean Naval Commander, born in Hanseong, South Korea (d. 1598)
  • May 1 Franciscus Junius, French-Dutch calvinist theologist and vicar, born in Bourges, France (d. 1602)
  • Jul 8 Don Carlos, son of Spanish King Philip II

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1545

  • Jan 16 George Spalatin, German humanist, reformer and important figure in the Reformation, dies at 60
  • Feb 19 Pierre Brully [Peter Brulius], Calvinist minister, burned to death for teaching Protestant doctrine in Tournai
  • Jun 19 Abraomas Kulvietis Lithuanian reformer (b. 1509)
  • Jul 12 Maria Manuela van Portugal, niece of Spanish King Philip II, dies
  • Jul 19 George Carew, English admiral, drowns

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