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Historical Events In 1542

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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  

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

Jun 24   Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint was born in the year 1542.  

Jun 24   On this day in history birth of st. John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic and poet (d. 1591)  

Jul 06   On this day in history birth of elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg  

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

Oct 04   On this day in history 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   In the year 1542 death of gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59  

Feb 01   In the year 1542 death of girolamo Aleandro, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)  

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 on this day in history.  

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

Aug 24   On this day in history death of gasparo Contarini, Italian diplomat and cardinal (b. 1483)  

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

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

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