Historical Events In 1542
Friday, 23 August 2019
Jan 10 In the year 1542 gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59
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 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 in the year 1542.
Feb 22 On this day in history 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 On this day in history hernando de Soto, dies while searching for gold, near Mississippi R
May 21 In the year 1542 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 In the year 1542 juan de la Cruz, [de Yepes], Spanish Carmelet/poet/saint
Jun 27 In the year 1542 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 in the year 1542.
Aug 23 Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code in the year 1542.
Aug 24 Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain in the year 1542.
Aug 28 Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) on this day in history.
Aug 29 Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (born c. 1516) on this day in history.
Sep 16 In the year 1542 diego de Almagro, Spanish captain-general of Peru, beheaded
Sep 21 On this day in history juan Boscán Almogáver, Spanish poet
Sep 28 On this day in history juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
Oct 04 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat on this day in history.
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 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 in the year 1542.
Dec 07 Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotland (1560-1587) on this day in history.
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.