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16th Century Timeline

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1. Francis Drake circles the world.

2. North African pirates enslave the entire population of the Maltese island Gozo - between 5000 and 6000 - sending them to Libya.

3. Michelangelo Buonarroti is made chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica.

4. King Afonso I of Kongo wins the battle of Mbanza Kongo - resulting in Catholicism becoming Kongo's state religion.

5. Songhai forces sack the Malian capital of Niani

6. Rising of the North in England.

7. The Shaanxi Earthquake in China is history's deadliest known earthquake.

8. Mongols led by Altan Khan invade China and besiege Beijing.

9. Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery and treason.

10. Galileo Galilei born on February 15

11. First edition of the epic The Lusiads of Lu

12. Drake's royal reception after his attacks on Spanish possessions - influences Philip II of Spain to build up the Spanish Armada. English ships in Spanish harbours are impounded.

13. The Ottomans capture Massawa - all but isolating Ethiopia from the rest of the world.

14. The Nanban trade period begins after Portuguese traders make contact with Japan.

15. Mary - Queen of Scots - is imprisoned by Elizabeth I.

16. Anne Boleyn becomes Queen of England.

17. Valladolid debate concerning the existence of souls in Amerindians

18. The Long War between the Habsburg monarchy and the Ottoman Turks.

19. Plague outbreak claimed 80000 people in Elizabethan England.In London alone - over 20000 people died of the disease.

20. Spanish conquistador Miguel L

21. Copernicus writes Commentariolus - and moves the sun to the center of the solar system.

22. French Wars of Religion between Catholics and Huguenots.

23. Nostradamus was born on either December 14 - or December 21.

24. Portuguese establishes Recife in Pernambuco - north-east of Brazil.

25. The Anglo-Spanish War is fought on both sides of theAtlantic.

26. The reign of Abbas I marks the zenith of the Safavid dynasty.

27. Sultan Selim I ('The Grim') orders the massacre of Shia Muslims in Anatolia.

28. Ottoman navy defeats the Spanish fleet at the Battle of Djerba.

29. Portuguese missionaries Jos

30. King Sebastian of Portugal is killed at the Battle of Alcazarquivir.

31. Oda Nobunaga finally captures Nagashima fortress.

32. Est

33. William Shakespeare baptized 26 April

34. The Austrians defeat the Ottoman Empire at the Siege of Vienna.

35. The Hospitallers defeat the Ottoman Empire at the Siege of Malta (1565).

36. Battle of Talikota fought between the Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar and the Deccan sultanates.

37. The Protestant Reformation begins when Martin Luther posts his 95 Theses in Saxony.

38. in the Eighty Years' War the capital of Zeeland - Middelburg declares for the Protestants.

39. German Peasants' War in the Holy Roman Empire.

40. Birth of Ren

41. The Battle of Chaldiran - the Ottoman Empire gains decisive victory against Safavid dynasty.

42. Establishment of theInquisition in Portugal

43. Mir Chakar Khan Rind died age of 97.

44. Portuguese missionaries Jos

45. The Ottomans capture Baghdad.

46. The Muscovy Company is the first major English joint stock trading company.

47. Georgius Agricola - the 'Father of Mineralogy' - publishes his De re metallica.

48. Belgrade is captured by the Ottoman Empire.

49. At least two thousand converted Jews are massacred in a Lisbon riot.

50. Portuguese navigator Pedro