What Happened In History Year 1543

Historical Events for the Year 1543

  • 21st February » Battle of Wayna Daga A combined army of Ethiopian and Portugal named Portuguese troops defeats a Muslim army led by Ahmed Gragn.
  • 7th July » French troops invade Luxembourg.
  • 12th July » King Henry VIII of England marries his sixth and last wife, Catherine Parr, at Hampton Court Palace.
  • 9th September » Mary, Queen of Scots known as Mary Stuart, at nine months old, is coronation named crowned "Queen of Scots" in the central Scottish town of Stirling.

Famous Birthdays in 1543

  • 31st January » Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1616)
  • 16th February » Kano Eitoku, Japanese painter (d. 1590)
  • 18th February » Charles III, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1608)
  • 1st April » François de Bonne, Duke of Lesdiguières (d. 1626)
  • 14th September » Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (d. 1615)

Famous Deaths in History for 1543

  • 3rd January » Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo, Portuguese explorer (b. 1499)
  • 9th January » Guillaume du Bellay, French general and diplomat (b. 1491)
  • 21st February » Ahmad ibn Ibrahim al-Ghazi, Somalian general (b. 1507)
  • 24th May » Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (b. 1473)
  • 19th July » Mary Boleyn, English daughter of Elizabeth Boleyn, Countess of Wiltshire (b. 1499)
  • 29th August » Maria of Jülich-Berg (b. 1491)
  • 27th December » George, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (b. 1484)

Historical events for the year 1543 by month