Historical Events In 1542
Saturday, 04 December 2021
Jan 10 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 on this day in history.
Jan 21 Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard on this day in history.
Feb 02 Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hillfort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente in the year 1542.
Feb 13 In the year 1542 catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
Feb 13 In the year 1542 catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery.
Feb 22 On this day in history santino Garsi, composer
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 On this day in history spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River
Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke) on this day in history.
Jun 19 Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer in the year 1542.
Jun 24 On this day in history juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint
Jun 27 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
Jul 06 On this day in history elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg
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 on this day in history.
Aug 23 In the year 1542 rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
Aug 24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain on this day in history.
Aug 28 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) in the year 1542.
Aug 29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) on this day in history.
Sep 16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded in the year 1542.
Sep 21 In the year 1542 juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
Sep 28 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay on this day in history.
Oct 04 In the year 1542 roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat
Oct 07 In the year 1542 explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
Oct 14 On this day in history abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605)
Oct 15 Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605) in the year 1542.
Oct 27 In the year 1542 abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies
Nov 22 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America in the year 1542.
Nov 24 On this day in history battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James
Dec 07 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) on this day in history.
Dec 08 The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven on this day in history.
Dec 14 On this day in history james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30