Events in History in 1534

  • Jan 24 Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
  • Feb 26 Pope Paul II affirms George van Egmond as bishop of Utrecht
  • Mar 23 Aragonese legal code formally recognised
  • Mar 26 Lübeck accepts free Dutch ships into East Sea

Appointment of Interest

Apr 15 Thomas Cromwell is appointed Chief Secretary to King Henry VIII of England

Event of Interest

Apr 17 Thomas More confined in the Tower of London

Historic Discovery

May 10 French navigator Jacques Cartier reaches Newfoundland

  • May 12 German Duchy of Wurttemberg becomes Lutheran under Ulrich, Duke of Württemberg
  • Jun 9 Jacques Cartier 1st sails into mouth of St Lawrence River
  • Jun 12 Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" allows Giulia Gonzaga to kidnap and plunder in Naples
  • Jun 29 French explorer Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover Prince Edward Islands, Canada

Election of Interest

Jul 4 Christian III is elected King of Denmark and Norway in the town of Rye

  • Jul 7 European colonization of the Americas: first known exchange between Europeans and natives of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, in New Brunswick
  • Jul 24 Jacques Cartier lands in what is now Canada, claims it for France
  • Aug 15 Ignatius of Loyola co-founds the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) religious order at Sanit Densi Church in Montmartre, France
  • Aug 20 Turkish admiral Chaireddin "Barbarossa" occupies Tunis
  • Oct 13 Alessandro Farnese elected as Pope Paul III
  • Oct 18 New pursuit of French protestants

Appointment of Interest

Oct 26 Charles V names Joris of Egmont as Bishop of Utrecht

Event of Interest

Nov 3 English parliament passes the Act of Supremacy making Henry VIII and all subsequent monarchs the Head of the Church of England

  • Nov 6 Zealand hit by heavy storm

Event of Interest

Dec 4 Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent occupies Baghdad

  • Dec 6 Quito, Ecuador, founded by Spanish colonists on the ruins of an Inca city