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

Events in year of 1563

  • 02-15Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
  • 02-27William Byrd is appointed Organist at Lincoln Cathedral
  • 03-11League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
  • 03-19Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots
  • 04-30Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI
  • 07-27French army recaptures Le Havre
  • 07-29League of High Nobles routes King Philip II
  • 08-17King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult
  • 08-30Jewish community of Neutitschlin Moravia expelled
  • 09-08Maximilian chosen King of Hungary
  • 12-04Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years

People born in year of 1563

  • 01-30Franciscus Gomarus [Francois Gomaer]: Dutch theologist / opera singer
  • 06-01Robert Cecil: Earl of Salisbury, English Prime Minister (1598-1612)
  • 10-13Francesco Caracciolo: Italian religious founder / Saint (Caracciolini)
  • 10-17Jodocus Hondius: Flemish mathematician / cartographer
  • 11-05Anna van Nassau: Daughter of Prince Willem I / Anna of Saksen
  • 11-27Robbert Robbertsz: (le Canu), nautical expert
  • 12-29Francesco Maria Guaitoli: Composer

People died in year of 1563

  • 02-02Hans Neusiedler: Hungarian / German luitist / author
  • 02-24Francois Guise: French General / duke, assassinated at 44