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16th Century Timeline

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1. Safavid dynasty reunified Iran and ruled over it until 1736. Safavids adopt a Shia branch of Islam.






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3. Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery and treason.






4. The 9 years old Taizi - Zhu Yijun ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty - known as Wanli Emperor.






5. The 'great plague' afflicts various parts of Tudor England.






6. Foundation of Buenos Aires by Pedro de Mendoza






7. TheInca Civil War is fought between the two brothers -Atahualpa and Hu






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






9. Grand Prince Ivan the Terrible is crowned tsar of (All)Russia - thenceforth becoming the first Russian tsar.






10. Due to high debts - Habsburg Spain declares bankruptcy. Philip II of Spain had to declare four state bankruptcies in 1557 - 1560 - 1575 and 1596.






11. Sack of Rome - which is considered the end of the Italian Renaissance.






12. The Council of Trent meets for the first time in Trent.






13. After 45 years' reign - Jiajing Emperor died in theForbidden City - Longqing Emperor ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty.






14. First edition of the epic The Lusiads of Lu






15. Ivan the Terrible orders the massacre of inhabitants of Novgorod.






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






17. After a siege of 4 months the Siege of Leiden ends in a comprehensive Dutch victory.






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






19. Russia conquers the Astrakhan Khanate.






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






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






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23. Catherine de' Medici instigates the St. Bartholomew's Day massacre which takes the lives of Protestant leader Gaspard de Coligny and thousands of Huguenots. The violence spreads from Paris to other cities and the countryside.






24. Spanish navigator Andres de Urdaneta discovers the maritime route from Asia to the Americas across the Pacific Ocean - also known as the tornaviaje.






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26. After a siege of 4 months the Siege of Leiden ends in a comprehensive Dutch victory.






27. Sack of Rome - which is considered the end of the Italian Renaissance.






28. Jiajing Emperor ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty.






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






30. Russia descends into anarchy during the Time of Troubles.






31. Jiajing Emperor ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty.






32. Spanish conquistadores apprehend the lastInca leader Tupak Amaru at Vilcabamba - Peru - and execute him in Cuzco.






33. Spain repulses the English Armada.






34. Treaty of Zaragoza defined the antimeridian of Tordesillas attributing the Moluccas to Portugal and Philippines to Spain.






35. The Ottomans capture Baghdad.






36. After the Siege of Antwerp - many of its merchants flee to Amsterdam.According to Luc-Normand Tellier - 'At its peak - between 1510 and 1557 - Antwerp concentrated about 40% of the world trade...It is estimated that the port of Antwerp was earning th






37. Zhengde Emperor ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty.






38. Abbas I moved Safavids capital from Qazvin to Isfahan in 1598.






39. War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII is allied to the Emperor - while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French.






40. Brielle is taken from Habsburg Spain by Protestant Watergeuzen in the Capture of Brielle - in the Eighty Years' War.






41. Gazi Giray leads a huge Tatar expedition against Moscow.






42. The Ottomans defeat the Kingdom of Hungary at the Battle of Moh






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






44. War resumes between Francis I of France and Emperor Charles V. This time Henry VIII is allied to the Emperor - while James V of Scotland and Sultan Suleiman I are allied to the French.






45. Spanish expedition commanded by Magellan and Elcano first to circle Earth






46. Eighty Years' War between Spain and the Netherlands.






47. Mir Chakar Khan Rind leaves Baluchistan and settled in Punjab.






48. After 200 years - the Kingdom of England loses Calais to France.






49. Machiavelli writes The Prince - a treatise about political philosophy






50. William Tyndale's partial translation of the Bible into English is published - which would eventually be incorporated into the King James Bible.