Historical Events In 1542
Monday, 18 February 2019
Jan 10 In the year 1542 gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
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 On this day in history 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 In the year 1542 santino Garsi, composer
May 06 On this day in history 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) in the year 1542.
Jun 19 On this day in history leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer
Jun 24 Juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint in the year 1542.
Jun 27 Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain on this day in history.
Jul 06 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg in the year 1542.
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 In the year 1542 rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
Aug 24 On this day in history conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
Aug 28 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) on this day in history.
Aug 29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) in the year 1542.
Sep 16 Diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded on this day in history.
Sep 21 Juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet on this day in history.
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 On this day in history explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
Oct 14 Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din, 3rd Mogol emperor of India (1556-1605) on this day in history.
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 on this day in history.
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 In the year 1542 mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)
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