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Historical Events In 1542

Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Jan 10   Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 on this day in history.  

Jan 21   On this day in history parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard  

Feb 02   In the year 1542 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 on this day in history.  

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

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   On this day in history hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R  

May 21   Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River on this day in history.  

Jun 15   In the year 1542 richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)  

Jun 19   Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer on this day in history.  

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   In the year 1542 french troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders  

Jul 21   Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium) in the year 1542.  

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   In the year 1542 conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain  

Aug 28   Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) on this day in history.  

Aug 29   In the year 1542 cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516)  

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

Sep 21   In the year 1542 juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet  

Sep 28   Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay in the year 1542.  

Oct 04   On this day in history roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat  

Oct 07   In the year 1542 explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast  

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

Oct 15   In the year 1542 djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar, emperor of India (1556-1605)  

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 on this day in history.  

Dec 07   Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) in the year 1542.  

Dec 08   The birth of Mary Queen Of Scots, Scottish Queen who ascended to the throne aged seven in the year 1542.  

Dec 14   In the year 1542 james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30  

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Famous Birthdays In 1542

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Feb 22   On this day in history birth of santino Garsi, composer  

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

Jun 24   On this day in history 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   Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg was born in the year 1542.  

Oct 04   Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat was born on this day in history.  

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

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

Famous Deaths In 1542

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 10   Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 died in the year 1542.  

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

Feb 13   On this day in history death of catharine Howard, queen of England/5th wife of Henry VIII, beheaded  

May 21   Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R in the year 1542.  

Jun 19   In the year 1542 death of leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer  

Aug 24   Gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483) died on this day in history.  

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

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

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