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

Events in year of 1564

  • 03-13Cardinal Granvelle flees Brussels
  • 04-11England and France sign Peace of Troyes
  • 04-11Liege prince-bishop Robert van Bergen resigns
  • 04-26William Shakespeare baptized
  • 07-25Maximilian II succeeds his father Ferdinand II as RC Emperor
  • 08-18Spanish King Philip II joins Council of Trente
  • 09-29Robert Dudley becomes Earl of Leicester
  • 10-18John Hawkins begins 2nd trip to America
  • 12-31Willem van Orange demands freedom of conscience / religion

People born in year of 1564

  • 02-06Christopher Marlowe: English poet / dramatist (Dr Faustus)
  • 02-15Galileo Galilei: Pisa, Italy -- Astronomer / physicist
  • 03-09David Fabricius: Essens, Germany -- Astronomer (discoved variable star)
  • 12-24Abraham C Bloemaert: Painter / cartoonist / engraver

People died in year of 1564

  • 02-18Michelangelo Buonarroti: Italian Sculptor / Painter (David), dies at 88
  • 05-27Jean Caulvin [John Calvin]: Priest / church reformer, dies at 54
  • 06-02Gellius Faber [Jelle Smit]: Fries theologist
  • 07-25Ferdinand I: German Emperor (1558-64), dies at 61
  • 10-02Andreas Vesalius [Andries of Wesel]: Flemish anatomist, dies at 49
  • 10-03Christophorus Fabritius [Christoffel Smit]: Calvinist vicar, burned
  • 10-04Pietro P Vergerio: Italian Theologist / Bishop of Croatia