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Historical Events In 1540

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Jan 06   King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves in the year 1540.  

Jan 25   Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes) in the year 1540.  

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

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

Feb 09   The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester) on this day in history.  

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

Feb 25   In the year 1540 francisco Vásquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola México  

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

Mar 19   Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic" on this day in history.  

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

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

May 04   Venice &Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople 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  

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

Jun 10   In the year 1540 thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister  

Jun 23   In the year 1540 johann Baptista Serranus, composer  

Jun 24   Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves in the year 1540.  

Jun 29   In the year 1540 english ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic  

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

Jul 11   Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg 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 23   On this day in history turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary  

Jul 28   England's King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard in the year 1540.  

Jul 28   On this day in history 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   In the year 1540 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   Emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges in the year 1540.  

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

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 on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1540.  

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