On This Day

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die

King of England Henry VIII
King of England
Henry VIII
  • 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

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 24 Don John of Austria, Spanish military leader (d. 1578)
  • 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
  • Aug 1 Andrew Melville, Scottish theologian and religious reformer, born in Baldovie, Angus, Scotland (d. 1622)
  • Aug 27 Alessandro Farnese, Duke of Parma and Italian diplomat, born in Rome (d. 1592)
  • Dec 5 Janus Dousa [Johan van de Does], Dutch politician and poet, born in Noordwijk, Netherlands (d. 1604)
  • Dec 7 Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, King consort of Mary, Queen of Scots, born in Temple Newsam, Yorkshire, England (d. 1567)

Deaths in History

  • 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
  • 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
  • Jul 19 Roger Grenville, English captain of Mary Rose, drowns
  • Aug 27 Piotr Gamrat, Polish Catholic archbishop (b. 1487)
  • Sep 24 Albrecht von Brandenburg, German archbishop and monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • Nov 28 Jacob van Liesveld, printer/"heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded