Year 1563 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 15 Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • Feb 18 Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots gen Francois De Guise

Historical Figures Born in 1563

  • Mar 5 John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • Jun 1 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), born in Westminster, Salisbury (d. 1612)
  • Sep 4 Wanli, Emperor of Ming Dynasty, born in China (d. 1620)
  • Oct 13 Francesco Caracciolo, Italian priest and saint (Caracciolini), born in Villa Santa Maria, Abruzzo, Italy (d. 1608)
  • Oct 17 Jodocus Hondius, Flemish mathematician/cartographer

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Historical Figures Who Died in 1563

  • Feb 1 Menas, Emperor of Ethiopia, dies of fever
  • Feb 2 Hans Neusiedler, Hungarian/German luitist/author, dies at approx 54
  • Feb 24 Francois Guise, French general/duke, assassinated at 44
  • Mar 24 Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • Jun 6 Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1519)

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