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Historical Events In 1540

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

Sep 27   In the year 1540 pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits  

Sep 27   Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola on this day in history.  

Oct 02   Venice/Turkey signs peace in the year 1540.  

Oct 04   Helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies in the year 1540.  

Oct 11   Emperor Karel names his son Philip, duke of Milan on this day in history.  

Dec 31   On this day in history silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri)  

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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 in the year 1540.  

Jan 28   On this day in history birth of ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610)  

Jun 03   In the year 1540 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   Johann Baptista Serranus, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jul 11   Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg was born on this day in history.  

Aug 05   On this day in history 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   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 on this day in history.  

May 06   Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 on this day in history.  

May 22   Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 in the year 1540.  

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

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