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Historical Events In 1540

Saturday, 24 October 2020

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

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

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

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

Feb 14   Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels in the year 1540.  

Feb 25   On this day in history francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico  

Feb 25   On this day in history francisco Vásquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola México  

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" in the year 1540.  

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

May 22   Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

Jun 10   On this day in history 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   English ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic in the year 1540.  

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

Jul 11   On this day in history adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg  

Jul 11   In the year 1540 jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies  

Jul 21   John I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies in the year 1540.  

Jul 23   Turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary in the year 1540.  

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 on this day in history.  

Jul 28   Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed in the year 1540.  

Aug 05   In the year 1540 joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

Aug 15   On this day in history 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   On this day in history 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   Edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes) was born on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born in the year 1540.  

Jun 03   Charles I of Austria (d. 1590) was born in the year 1540.  

Jun 11   Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594) was born on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1540 birth of joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating  

Aug 26   On this day in history birth of king Magnus of Livonia (d. 1583)  

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 in the year 1540.  

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 in the year 1540.  

May 22   Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on this day in history.  

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

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