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

Events in year of 1545

  • 02-13Willem of Nassau becomes Prince of Orange
  • 03-24German Parliament opens in Worms
  • 04-12French King Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
  • 08-26Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, Duke of Parma
  • 09-08English Earl Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
  • 12-13Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens

People born in year of 1545

  • 01-17Antonio Pace: Composer
  • 03-02Thomas Bodley: England, United Kingdom -- Diplomat / Scholar
  • 04-13Elisabeth van Valois: French Queen of Spain / Daughter of Henri II
  • 05-01Franciscus Junius [Francois du Jon]: French / Netherlands calvinist theologist
  • 07-08Don Carlos: Son of Spanish King Philip II
  • 08-27Alessandro Farnese: Duke of Parma / General / diplomat
  • 10-19Giovanale Ancina: Composer
  • 12-05Janus Dousa [Johan van de Does]: Dutch politician / poet

People died in year of 1545

  • 02-19Pierre Brully [Peter Brulius]: Calvinist minister, burned to death
  • 07-12Maria Manuela van Portugal: Niece of Spanish King Philip II
  • 07-19George Carew: English Admiral, drowns
  • 07-19Roger Grenville: English captain of Mary Rose, drowns
  • 09-24Albrecht von Brandenburg: Archbishop / Monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • 10-18John Taverner: English Composer (Western Wynde), dies at about 55
  • 11-28Jacob van Liesveld: Printer / "heretic" (Refeyen), beheaded