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Historical Events Happened In 1540

Sunday, 01 February 2015

Sep 27   Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits in the year 1540.  

Sep 27   Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola in the year 1540.  

Oct 02   In the year 1540 venice/Turkey signs peace  

Oct 04   Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies in the year 1540.  

Oct 11   Emperor Karel names his son Philip, duke of Milan on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

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

Jun 23   Johann Baptista Serranus, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jul 11   In the year 1540 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   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   Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

May 22   In the year 1540 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   On this day in history john I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies  

Jul 28   In the year 1540 death of thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed