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Historical Events In 1540

Monday, 13 July 2020

Sep 27   Pope Paul III recognizes Society of Jesus/Order of the Jesuits on this day in history.  

Sep 27   Society of Jesus (Jesuits) founded by Ignatius Loyola in the year 1540.  

Oct 02   In the year 1540 venice/Turkey signs peace  

Oct 04   On this day in history helius Eobanus Hessus, German humanist/poet (Silvae), dies  

Oct 11   On this day in history emperor Karel names his son Philip, duke of Milan  

Dec 31   In the year 1540 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   Ludolph van Ceulen, German mathematician (d. 1610) was born in the year 1540.  

Jun 03   Charles I of Austria (d. 1590) was born on this day in history.  

Jun 11   On this day in history birth of barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594)  

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

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 in the year 1540.  

Famous Deaths In 1540

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 27   On this day in history angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies  

Feb 02   On this day in history death of george Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen  

Mar 30   On this day in history death of matthäus Lang von Wellenburg, German statesman and Archbishop of Salzburg (b. 1469)  

May 06   In the year 1540 jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48  

May 22   In the year 1540 francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57  

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

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