Historical Events In 1540
Friday, 03 April 2020
Jan 06 King Henry VIII of England married his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves in the year 1540.
Jan 25 In the year 1540 edmund Campion, London, saint/Jesuit martyr (Decem Rationes)
Jan 27 Angela Merici, Italian monk/monastery, dies in the year 1540.
Feb 02 In the year 1540 george Schenck van Toutenburg, gov/viceroy of Frisia/Groningen
Feb 09 In the year 1540 the 1st recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
Feb 09 In the year 1540 the first recorded race meet in England (Roodee Fields, Chester)
Feb 14 Emperor Charles V enters Ghent without resistance, executes rebels on this day in history.
Feb 25 Francisco V squez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola Mexico in the year 1540.
Feb 25 Francisco Vásquez de Coronado searches for 7 cities of Cibola México on this day in history.
Mar 04 Protestant count Philip of Hessen marries 2nd wife on this day in history.
Mar 19 Court of Holland names Amsterdam sheriff John Hubrechtsz a "heretic" in the year 1540.
Apr 29 In the year 1540 emperor Charles declares all privileges of Gent ended
May 04 In the year 1540 venice & Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople
May 04 Venice &Turkey sign Treaty of Constantinople on this day in history.
May 06 Jean Luis Vives, Spanish theory/humanist/reformer, dies at 48 on this day in history.
May 22 In the year 1540 francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57
Jun 03 Hernando de Soto crosses Appalachian Mountain, 1st European to do so in the year 1540.
Jun 10 In the year 1540 thomas Cromwell arrested in Westminister
Jun 23 Johann Baptista Serranus, composer in the year 1540.
Jun 24 Henry VIII divorces his 4th wife, Anne of Cleves in the year 1540.
Jun 29 In the year 1540 english ex chancellor Thomas Cromwell sentenced as heretic
Jul 09 England's King Henry VIII 6-mo marriage to Anne of Cleves annulled on this day in history.
Jul 11 In the year 1540 adolf van Nassau, German son of Willem the Rich/Juliana of Stolberg
Jul 11 Jan Szapolyai, anti-king of Hungarian, dies on this day in history.
Jul 21 In the year 1540 john I Zapolyai, prince of Transsylvania/king of Hungary, dies
Jul 23 On this day in history turkey recognizes Janos Sigismund Zapolyai as vassal-king of Hungary
Jul 28 In the year 1540 england's King Henry VIII marries Catherine Howard.
Jul 28 English King Henry VIII marries Catharine Howard, his 5th wife in the year 1540.
Jul 28 Thomas Cromwell, King Henry VIII's chief minister, executed in the year 1540.
Aug 05 On this day in history joseph Justice Scaliger, proposed Julian dating
Aug 15 In the year 1540 arequipa, Peru, is founded.
Aug 23 On this day in history guillaume BudĂ©, French scholar
Aug 25 On this day in history explorer Hernando de Alarcon travels up Colorado River
Aug 29 In the year 1540 emperor Karel deprives city Gent definitive rights/privileges