Events in year of 1559

  • 01-13Elizabeth I crowned Queen of England in Westminster Abbey
  • 02-16Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy
  • 03-14Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht andWoudrichem, Neth
  • 04-02Genoa Italy, expels Jews
  • 05-10Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary
  • 05-13Excavated corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel
  • 06-22Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted
  • 06-30Duke of Montgomery wounds King Henri II during tournament
  • 08-09Willem of Orange becomes Viceroy of Holland / Zealand / Utrecht
  • 08-14Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay, Florida
  • 09-195 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die

People born in year of 1559

  • 02-18Isaac Casaubon: Naturalized English classical scholar, Theologian
  • 09-12Lodovico Cardi da Cigoli: Italian painter / architect
  • 11-13Albrecht / Albertus: Archduke of Austria / Cardinal / Viceroy of Portugal
  • 11-15Albrecht: Archduke of Austrian / cardinal-Archbishop of Toledo

People died in year of 1559

  • 01-01Christian III: King of Denmark / Norway (1534-59)
  • 01-29Thomas Pope: English politician, benefactor, dies at about 52
  • 07-10Henry II: King of France (1547-59)
  • 08-18Paul IV [Giampietro Caraffa]: Pope (1555-59), dies at 83
  • 11-05Kano Motonobu: Zen co-founder (Kano school of painting), dies at 83
  • 11-28Erasmus Sarcerius: German luthers theologist, dies at about 58

Events in year of 1560

  • 01-31Spanish King Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
  • 03-07Christian fleet under Gian Andrea lands at Djerba, N Africa
  • 03-13Spanish fleet occupies Djerba, at Tripoli
  • 03-15Failed assault on royal palace in Amboise France
  • 07-06England / Scotland signs Treaty of Edinburgh
  • 07-29Turkish fleet recaptures Djerba on Spanjaarden
  • 08-21Tycho Brahe becomes interested in astronomy
  • 09-25Spanish King Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st Archbishop of Utrecht

People born in year of 1560

  • 01-05William Cobbold: Composer
  • 07-01Charles van Croij: Prince of Chimay / Duke of Aarschot
  • 08-10Hieronymus Praetorius: Composer

People died in year of 1560

  • 01-01Guillaume du Bellay: Sieur de Langey, French soldier
  • 01-03Peder Palladus: Danish church Reformer (Visitasbog), dies at about 56
  • 01-28John a Lasco [John Laski]: Polish nobleman / reformed theologist
  • 04-19Philipp Melanchton (Schwazerd): Church reformer, dies at 63
  • 06-10Mary de Guise: Queen-mother of Scotland
  • 06-11Marie Guise: French Wife of King Jacobus V of Scotland, dies at 44
  • 06-11Mary of Lorraine: Pro-French Regent of Scotland, dies at 44
  • 09-08Amy Robsart: Wife of English Premier Robert Dudley, dies by accident
  • 09-29Gustaaf I: King of Sweden (1523-60)
  • 11-07Peter S Lotichius [Peter Lotz]: German Poet (Opera omnia)
  • 12-05Francois II: King of France (1559-60), dies at 16