Historical Events For 1542
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Jan 10 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 in the year 1542.
Jan 21 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard in the year 1542.
Feb 02 Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente in the year 1542.
Feb 13 In the year 1542 catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
Feb 13 On this day in history catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
Feb 22 On this day in history santino Garsi, composer
May 06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time on this day in history.
May 21 Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R in the year 1542.
May 21 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River on this day in history.
Jun 15 In the year 1542 richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
Jun 19 On this day in history leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
Jun 24 On this day in history juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint
Jun 27 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
Jul 06 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg on this day in history.
Jul 12 On this day in history french troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
Jul 21 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium) on this day in history.
Aug 02 In the year 1542 french troops leave Flanders
Aug 23 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on this day in history.
Aug 24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain in the year 1542.
Aug 28 In the year 1542 turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557)
Aug 29 In the year 1542 cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)
Sep 16 In the year 1542 diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
Sep 21 In the year 1542 juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
Sep 28 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay on this day in history.
Oct 04 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat in the year 1542.
Oct 07 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast in the year 1542.
Oct 14 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605) on this day in history.
Oct 15 Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605) in the year 1542.
Oct 27 In the year 1542 abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
Nov 22 In the year 1542 spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
Nov 24 On this day in history battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
Dec 07 On this day in history mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)
Dec 08 The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven in the year 1542.
Dec 14 James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 in the year 1542.