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Historical Events Happened In 1540

Friday, 19 December 2014

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   On this day in history angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies  

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

Feb 09   On this day in history 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   In the year 1540 emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels  

Feb 25   In the year 1540 francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico  

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

Mar 04   Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife in the year 1540.  

Mar 19   On this day in history court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic"  

Apr 29   On this day in history emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended  

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

May 04   On this day in history venice &Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople  

May 06   Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

May 22   Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

Jun 03   Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister in the year 1540.  

Jun 23   In the year 1540 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   England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled in the year 1540.  

Jul 11   Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg on this day in history.  

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

Jul 21   John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies in the year 1540.  

Jul 23   Turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary on this day in history.  

Jul 28   In the year 1540 england's King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard.  

Jul 28   English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife in the year 1540.  

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

Aug 05   Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating on this day in history.  

Aug 15   On this day in history arequipa, Peru, is founded.  

Aug 23   Guillaume Budé, French scholar in the year 1540.  

Aug 25   Explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River in the year 1540.  

Aug 29   In the year 1540 emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges  

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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 in the year 1540.  

Jun 23   Johann Baptista Serranus, composer was born in the year 1540.  

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

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

Aug 26   King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born in the year 1540.  

Famous Deaths In 1540

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 27   Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies on this day in history.  

Feb 02   In the year 1540 death of george Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen  

Mar 30   In the year 1540 death of matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)  

May 06   On this day in history jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48  

May 22   On this day in history francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57  

Jul 11   Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies in the year 1540.  

Jul 21   On this day in history john I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies  

Jul 28   Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed died in the year 1540.