Year 1560 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 7 Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, North Africa
  • Mar 13 Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • Mar 15 Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise, France
  • Apr 13 Giovanni, son of Italian mathematician Girolamo Cardano is executed for poisoning his wife, despite his father's efforts to save him
  • Jun 12 Battle of Okehazama: Oda Nobunaga defeats Imagawa Yoshimoto.
  • Jul 6 England and Scotland sign Treaty of Edinburgh
  • Jul 29 Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
  • Aug 21 Future Danish astronomer 14-year-old Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy after observing a solar eclipse
  • Sep 25 Spanish King Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg as 1st archbishop of Utrecht

Historical Marriages

  • Jan 31 Spanish King Philip II (10) marries Elisabeth of Valois (13), daughter of Henry II of France

Historical Figures Who Died in 1560

  • Jan 1 Guillaume du Bellay, Sieur de Langey, French soldier, dies at 52
  • Jan 1 Joachim du Bellay, French poet & founder of the Pléiade, dies at 38
  • Jan 3 Peder Palladus, Danish church reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • Jan 28 John a Lasco [John Laski], Polish nobleman/reformed theologist, dies
  • Feb 7 Bartolomeo Bandinelli, Italian sculptor (b. 1493)

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