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Historical Events In 1540

Friday, 03 April 2020

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

Jan 25   In the year 1540 edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)  

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

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

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

Feb 09   In the year 1540 the first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)  

Feb 14   Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

Mar 04   Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife on this day in history.  

Mar 19   Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic" in the year 1540.  

Apr 29   In the year 1540 emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended  

May 04   In the year 1540 venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople  

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

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  

Jun 03   Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so in the year 1540.  

Jun 10   In the year 1540 thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister  

Jun 23   Johann Baptista Serranus, composer in the year 1540.  

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   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 on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1540 england's King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard.  

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   On this day in history joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

Aug 15   In the year 1540 arequipa, Peru, is founded.  

Aug 23   On this day in history guillaume Budé, French scholar  

Aug 25   On this day in history explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River  

Aug 29   In the year 1540 emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges  

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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   Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born in the year 1540.  

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   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   On this day in history birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

Aug 26   King Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583) was born in the year 1540.  

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   Matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469) died in the year 1540.  

May 06   Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 in the year 1540.  

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   In the year 1540 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  

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