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Historical Events In 1540

Sunday, 03 July 2022

Sep 27   Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits in the year 1540.  

Sep 27   On this day in history society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola  

Oct 02   Venice/Turkey signs peace on this day in history.  

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

Oct 11   In the year 1540 emperor Karel names his son Philip, duke of Milan  

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 on this day in history.  

Jan 28   Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born on this day in history.  

Jun 03   On this day in history birth of charles I of Austria (d. 1590)  

Jun 11   In the year 1540 birth of barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)  

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

Jul 11   In the year 1540 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   On this day in history 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   On this day in history jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48  

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

Jul 11   On this day in history 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   In the year 1540 death of thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed  

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