Events in year of 1542

  • 01-21Parliament passes bill of attainder against Queen Katherine Howard
  • 06-27Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo claims California for Spain
  • 07-12French troops under Maarten van Rossem occupies Flanders
  • 07-21Pope Paul III begins inquisition against Protestants (Sactum Officium)
  • 08-02French troops leave Flanders
  • 08-23Rabbi Joseph Caro completes his commentary of Tur Code
  • 08-24Conquistador Francisco de Orellana returns to Spain
  • 09-28Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo discovers California, at San Diego Bay
  • 10-07Explorer Cabrillo discovered Catalina Island off California coast
  • 11-22Spain delegates "New Laws" against slavery in America
  • 11-24Battle at Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James

People born in year of 1542

  • 02-22Santino Garsi: Composer
  • 06-15Richard Grenville: English parliament leader / Vice-Admiral (Roanoke)
  • 06-24Juan de la Cruz [de Yepes]: Spanish Carmelet / poet / Saint
  • 07-06Elisabeth van Nassau: Daughter of Willem / Juliana van Stolberg
  • 10-04Roberto Bellarmino: Italian theologist / diplomat
  • 10-14Abul-Fath Djalal-ud-Din: 3rd Mogol Emperor of India (1556-1605)
  • 10-15Djalalud-Din Mohammed Akbar: Emperor of India (1556-1605)
  • 12-07Mary Stuart: Queen of Scotland (1560-1587)

People died in year of 1542

  • 01-10Gerardus Noviomagus [Gerrit Geldenhauer]: Dutch theologist, die at 59
  • 02-13Catharine Howard: Queen of England / 5th Wife of Henry VIII, beheaded
  • 05-21Hernando de Soto: Dies while searching for gold near Mississippi River
  • 06-19Leo Jud[ae]: Swiss pastor / church Reformer
  • 10-27Abraham ben Avigdor: Rabbi / Author (commentary on Tur)
  • 12-14James: King of Scotland (1513-42), dies at 30
  • 12-28Albert Pigge [Pighius]: Dutch Theologist / astronomer, dies at about 52

Events in year of 1543

  • 02-11Battle at Wayna Daga: Ethiopian / Portugese troops beat Moslem army
  • 02-11Karel / Henry VIII sign anti-French covenant
  • 07-01England and Scotland sign Peace treaty of Greenwich
  • 07-07French troops invade Luxembourg
  • 08-05French and Turkish troops occupy Nice
  • 09-03Cardinal Beaton replaces Earl Arran as regent for Mary of Scotland
  • 09-06French and Turkish fleet occupies Nice
  • 09-07Duke Willem of Gulik surrenders to Emperor Charles V
  • 09-12Treaty of Venlo: Duke Willem of Gulik and Emperor Charles V

People born in year of 1543

  • 01-18Alfonso Ferrabosco: Composer
  • 03-07Johan Casimir: Count of Rhine (occupied Gent)
  • 10-23Juan de la Cueva: Spain -- Dramatist

People died in year of 1543

  • 01-03Juan Cabrillo: Conqueror of Cen America, discoverer of California
  • 02-11Ahmed Gran: Sultan of Adal, dies in battle
  • 05-24Nicolas Copernicus: Astronomer, dies in Poland
  • 06-27Agnolo Firenzuola [Giovannini]: Ital Monk (De golden ezel)