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Historical Events Happened In 1540

Friday, 27 February 2015

Jan 06   King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves on this day in history.  

Jan 25   On this day in history edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)  

Jan 27   In the year 1540 angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies  

Feb 02   On this day in history george Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen  

Feb 09   In the year 1540 the 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)  

Feb 09   In the year 1540 the first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)  

Feb 14   On this day in history emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels  

Feb 25   Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico in the year 1540.  

Feb 25   Francisco Vásquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola México on this day in history.  

Mar 04   On this day in history protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife  

Mar 19   In the year 1540 court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"  

Apr 29   Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended on this day in history.  

May 04   Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople in the year 1540.  

May 04   Venice &Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople in the year 1540.  

May 06   Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 in the year 1540.  

May 22   In the year 1540 francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57  

Jun 03   In the year 1540 hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so  

Jun 10   On this day in history thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister  

Jun 23   On this day in history johann Baptista Serranus, composer  

Jun 24   In the year 1540 henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves  

Jun 29   English ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic on this day in history.  

Jul 09   On this day in history england's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled  

Jul 11   Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg in the year 1540.  

Jul 11   Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies on this day in history.  

Jul 21   In the year 1540 john I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies  

Jul 23   On this day in history turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary  

Jul 28   On this day in history england's King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard.  

Jul 28   In the year 1540 english King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife  

Jul 28   On this day in history thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed  

Aug 05   Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating in the year 1540.  

Aug 15   Arequipa, Peru, is founded in the year 1540.  

Aug 23   Guillaume Budé, French scholar on this day in history.  

Aug 25   In the year 1540 explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River  

Aug 29   Emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1540

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 25   In the year 1540 birth of edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)  

Jan 28   In the year 1540 birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

Jun 03   Charles I of Austria (d. 1590) was born in the year 1540.  

Jun 11   Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594) was born on this day in history.  

Jun 23   In the year 1540 birth of johann Baptista Serranus, composer  

Jul 11   On this day in history birth of adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg  

Aug 05   Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born in the year 1540.  

Aug 26   King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1540

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 27   Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies in the year 1540.  

Feb 02   George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen died on this day in history.  

Mar 30   Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469) died on this day in history.  

May 06   Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 in the year 1540.  

May 22   Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 in the year 1540.  

Jul 11   In the year 1540 jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies  

Jul 21   In the year 1540 john I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies  

Jul 28   Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed died on this day in history.