Historical Events In 1542
Saturday, 18 September 2021
Jan 10 Gerardus Noviomagus, [Gerrit Geldenhauer], Dutch theologist, die at 59 in the year 1542.
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 Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of England's King Henry VIII, is beheaded for adultery on this day in history.
Feb 22 On this day in history santino Garsi, composer
May 06 Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time on this day in history.
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 In the year 1542 richard Grenville, English parliament leader/vice-admiral (Roanoke)
Jun 19 Leo Jud[ae], Swiss pastor/church reformer in the year 1542.
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 in the year 1542.
Jul 06 Elisabeth van Nassau, daughter of Willem/Juliana van Stolberg in the year 1542.
Jul 12 On this day in history french troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
Jul 21 On this day in history 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 In the year 1542 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) on this day in history.
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 In the year 1542 juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
Oct 04 Roberto Bellarmino, Italian theologist/diplomat in the year 1542.
Oct 07 Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast in the year 1542.
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 On this day in history 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 Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James on this day in history.
Dec 07 On this day in history 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 in the year 1542.
Dec 14 On this day in history james, king of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30