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Historical Events In 1540

Friday, 21 January 2022

Jan 06   On this day in history king Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves  

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

Jan 27   In the year 1540 angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies  

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

Feb 09   The 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester) in the year 1540.  

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

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   Francisco Vásquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola México in the year 1540.  

Mar 04   In the year 1540 protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife  

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

Apr 29   Emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended on this day in history.  

May 04   Venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1540 hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so  

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

Jun 23   In the year 1540 johann Baptista Serranus, composer  

Jun 24   On this day in history henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves  

Jun 29   English ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic in the year 1540.  

Jul 09   In the year 1540 england's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled  

Jul 11   In the year 1540 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg  

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

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

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

Jul 28   England's King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard on this day in history.  

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 in the year 1540.  

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

Aug 15   Arequipa, Peru, is founded in the year 1540.  

Aug 23   Guillaume Budé, French scholar on this day in history.  

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

Jun 11   Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594) was born in the year 1540.  

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

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   In the year 1540 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   On this day in history 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 in the year 1540.  

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

Jul 28   On this day in history death of thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed  

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