On This Day

Events in History in 1562

  • Jan 15 3rd sitting of Council of Trente opens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 17 French regent Catherine de' Medici issues the Edict of St Germain recognizing Huguenots in France

Queen Consort and Regent of France Catherine de' Medici
Queen Consort and Regent of France
Catherine de' Medici
  • Jan 18 The Council of Trent is reopened by Pope Pius IV for its third (and final) session
  • Mar 1 Blood bath at Vassy: Francois de Guise's troops open fire on Huguenot congregation, first event in Wars of Religion
  • Mar 9 Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
  • Mar 15 General Francois de Guise enters Paris
  • Apr 30 1st French colonists in North America: Jean Ribault & colonists arrive in Florida

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jun 1 Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I and Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent sign treaty

Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Ottoman Sultan
Suleiman the Magnificent
  • Sep 17 Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon
  • Dec 19 Battle at Dreux: Anne de Montmorency & huguenots under Condé captured