Historical Events In 1542
Monday, 18 March 2019
Jan 10 In the year 1542 gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
Jan 21 In the year 1542 parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
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 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 in the year 1542.
May 06 On this day in history francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
May 21 Hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R in the year 1542.
May 21 Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River on this day in history.
Jun 15 Richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke) in the year 1542.
Jun 19 In the year 1542 leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
Jun 24 In the year 1542 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 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 Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium) in the year 1542.
Aug 02 On this day in history french troops leave Flanders
Aug 23 On this day in history rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
Aug 24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain in the year 1542.
Aug 28 On this day in history turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557)
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 On this day in history 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 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast on this day in history.
Oct 14 In the year 1542 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 Abraham ben Avigdor, rabbi/author (commentary on Tur), dies in the year 1542.
Nov 22 Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America on this day in history.
Nov 24 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James on this day in history.
Dec 07 In the year 1542 mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)
Dec 08 In the year 1542 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 in the year 1542.