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Historical Events In 1542

Wednesday, 21 April 2021

Jan 10   On this day in history gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59  

Jan 21   Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard on this day in history.  

Feb 02   On this day in history portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.  

Feb 13   Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded in the year 1542.  

Feb 13   Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery on this day in history.  

Feb 22   Santino Garsi, composer on this day in history.  

May 06   In the year 1542 francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.  

May 21   In the year 1542 hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R  

May 21   In the year 1542 spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River  

Jun 15   Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke) in the year 1542.  

Jun 19   On this day in history leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer  

Jun 24   Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint on this day in history.  

Jun 27   Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain on this day in history.  

Jul 06   Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg on this day in history.  

Jul 12   French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders in the year 1542.  

Jul 21   In the year 1542 pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)  

Aug 02   French troops leave Flanders in the year 1542.  

Aug 23   Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code on this day in history.  

Aug 24   Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain in the year 1542.  

Aug 28   Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) in the year 1542.  

Aug 29   On this day in history cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)  

Sep 16   Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded in the year 1542.  

Sep 21   Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet on this day in history.  

Sep 28   On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay  

Oct 04   In the year 1542 roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat  

Oct 07   On this day in history explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast  

Oct 14   Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605) in the year 1542.  

Oct 15   Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605) on this day in history.  

Oct 27   Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies in the year 1542.  

Nov 22   Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America in the year 1542.  

Nov 24   Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James in the year 1542.  

Dec 07   On this day in history mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)  

Dec 08   On this day in history the birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven  

Dec 14   James, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30 on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1542

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 22   Santino Garsi, composer was born on this day in history.  

Jun 15   On this day in history birth of richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)  

Jun 24   In the year 1542 birth of juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint  

Jun 24   In the year 1542 birth of st. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic and poet (d. 1591)  

Jul 06   In the year 1542 birth of elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg  

Oct 04   Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat was born in the year 1542.  

Oct 04   In the year 1542 birth of robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (d. 1621)  

Oct 14   On this day in history birth of abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)  

Famous Deaths In 1542

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 10   On this day in history death of gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59  

Feb 01   Girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480) died on this day in history.  

Feb 13   Catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded died in the year 1542.  

May 21   In the year 1542 hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R  

Jun 19   Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer died in the year 1542.  

Aug 24   In the year 1542 death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

Aug 29   Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) died in the year 1542.  

Sep 16   On this day in history death of diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded  

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