Events in year of 1561

  • 01-28By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
  • 02-22William of Orange appointed Viceroy of Burgundy / Charolais
  • 08-19Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
  • 08-24Willem of Orange marries Duchess Anna of Saxon
  • 09-09Sermon of Poissy
  • 09-23King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
  • 12-21Archbishop Granvelle installed

People born in year of 1561

  • 01-22Francis Bacon: England, United Kingdom -- Statesman / essayist (Novum Organum)
  • 03-29Santorio Sanctorius: Trieste, Italy -- Physician / burned at stake / heretic
  • 06-24Rombout Hogerbeets: Lawyer / pension Minister of Leiden
  • 08-20Jacopo Peri: Composer
  • 08-29Bartholomeus Pitiscus: German mathematician (Trigonometry)
  • 09-29Roomen: Mathematician
  • 11-21Carolus Scribani: Italian / Flemish Jesuit / author
  • 12-09Edwin Sandys: A founder of Virginia colony

People died in year of 1561

  • 01-31Menno Simonsz: Dutch priest / vicar (Foundation Book)
  • 10-21Johannes Vasaeus: Flemish humanist / historian, dies at about 49

Events in year of 1562

  • 01-153rd sitting of Council of Trente opens
  • 01-17Edict of St. Germain recognizes Huguenots in France
  • 03-01Blood bath at Vassy: General de Guise allows 1200 huguenots murder
  • 03-09Kissing in public banned in Naples (punishable by death)
  • 03-15General Francois de Guise enters Paris
  • 04-301st French colonists in US: Jean Ribaut and Hugenots at Parris Island, North Carolina
  • 06-01Emperor Ferdinand and Sultan Suleiman signs treaty
  • 09-17Council of Trente takes ecclesiastical canon

People born in year of 1562

  • 01-12Charles Emanuel I [the great]: Duke of Savoy
  • 08-27Hans Leo Hassler: Composer
  • 10-29George Abbott: English theologist / Archbishop of Canterbury
  • 11-25Lope Felix de Vega: Madrid, Spain -- Dramatist / poet (Angelica, Arcadia)
  • 12-18Philipp Dulichius: Composer

People died in year of 1562

  • 10-09Gabriel Fallopius: Modena Italy, anatomist
  • 12-06Jan van Scorel: Dutch Painter / architect
  • 12-17Adrian Willaert: Flemish singer / bandmaster / composer, dies at about 82