Russia breaks 60 year old truce with Sweden by attacking Finland.
May 23 - Paul IV becomes Pope.
September 25 - Peace of Augsburg is signed.Births
March 18 - François, Duke of Anjou, youngest son of Henry II of France and
Catherine de' Medici (died 1584).
April 21 - Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (died 1619).
August 1 - Edward Kelley, spirit medium who worked with John Dee (died 1597).
December 4 - Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (died 1625).
Johann Arndt, German Lutheran theologian (died 1621).
Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne, vicomte de Turenne, duc de Bouillon, Marshal
of France (died 1623).
Richard Carew, Cornish translator and antiquary (died 1620).
Thomas Cavendish, English explorer (died 1592).
Adam Sedziwoj Czarnkowski, Polish nobleman (died 1628).
Samuel Edels, Jewish rabbi and Talmudist (died 1631).
Joshua Falk, Jewish rabbi and commentator (died 1614).
Henry Garnet, English Jesuit (died 1606).
Lancelot Andrewes, English clergyman and scholar (died 1626).
François de Malherbe, French poet (died 1628).
Jan Zbigniew Ossolinski, Polish nobleman (died 1628).
Okudaira Sadamasa, Japanese nobleman (died 1615).
Konishi Yukinaga, Japanese Christian daimyo.
Lodovico Zacconi, Italian composer and music theorist (died 1627).Deaths
February 8 - Laurence Saunders, English clergyman (burned at the stake).
February 9 - John Hooper, English churchman.
February 9 - Rowland Taylor, English protestant martyr (born 1510).
March 14 - John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford (born 1485).
March 23 - Pope Julius III (born 1487).
April 11 - Joanna of Castile, mother of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (born 1479).
May 6 - Pope Marcellus II (born 1501).
May 25 - Henry II of Navarre (born 1503).
May 25 - Gemma Frisius, mathematician (born 1508).
October 9 - Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (born 1493).
October 16 - Nicholas Ridley, English clergyman (burned at the stake).
October 16 - Hugh Latimer, English clergyman (burned at the stake).
November 12 - Stephen Gardiner, English bishop and Lord Chancellor (born 1493).
November 21 - Georg Agricola, German scholar and man of science (born 1490).
Jacques Dubois, French anatomist (born 1478).
Stanislaw Kostka, Polish noble (born 1487).
Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (born 1473).
John Rogers, English Bible translator and martyr (born 1500).
Saint Thomas of Villanueva, Spanish bishop (born 1488).
Polydore Vergil, English historian (born 1470).To my Homepage