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Historical Events Happened In 1540

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Sep 27   On this day in history pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits  

Sep 27   On this day in history society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola  

Oct 02   On this day in history venice/Turkey signs peace  

Oct 04   Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies on this day in history.  

Oct 11   On this day in history emperor Karel names his son Philip, duke of Milan  

Dec 31   Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1540

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 25   Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 28   On this day in history birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

Jun 03   On this day in history birth of charles I of Austria (d. 1590)  

Jun 11   On this day in history birth of barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)  

Jun 23   On this day in history 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 on this day in history.  

Aug 26   On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

Famous Deaths In 1540

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 27   On this day in history angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies  

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   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   On this day in history jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies  

Jul 21   John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies on this day in history.  

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