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)

Events in year of 1544

  • 01-30Adrian van Goes becomes land advocate of Holland
  • 05-01Turkish troops occupy Hungary
  • 05-17Scot Earl Matthew van Lennox signs secret treaty with Henry VIII
  • 05-23German Emperor Charles V recognizes King Christian III of Denmark
  • 07-14English troops attack The Canal
  • 08-17Imperial / English armies occupy Saint-Dizier France
  • 09-18Charles V of Germany and Francis I of France sign Peace of Crepy
  • 09-30King Henry VIII draws his armies out of France
  • 11-10Antwerps Painter John Matsys banished

People born in year of 1544

  • 03-11Torquato Tasso: Italy -- Renaissance poet (Aminta, Apologia)
  • 05-24William Gilbert: Essex, England -- Physicist (researcher into magnetism)
  • 11-27Ascanio Trombeti: Composer
  • 12-23Anna: Duchess of Saxson / Wife of Prince Willem of Orange (1561-71)

People died in year of 1544

  • 05-29Jacobus Latomus [Jasques Masson]: Belgian inquisitor, dies at about 68
  • 08-28Alardus Aemstelredamus: Priest / humanist, dies at about 53