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Historical Events In 1540

Monday, 17 May 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 on this day in history.  

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

Dec 31   Silvio Antoniano, Italian cardinal/theologist (Tre libri) on this day in history.  

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

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

Jun 11   Barnabe Googe, English poet (d. 1594) was born in the year 1540.  

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

Jul 11   Adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg was born in the year 1540.  

Aug 05   Joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating was born in the year 1540.  

Aug 26   In the year 1540 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   George Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen died on this day in history.  

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 on this day in history.  

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

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

Jul 21   In the year 1540 john I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies  

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

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