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16th Century Timeline

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1. Giordano Bruno is burned at the stake for heresy in Rome.

2. Akbar the Great defeats the Sultan of Bengal at the Second battle of Panipat

3. The French defeat an Imperial

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

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

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

7. Leonardo da Vinci dies of natural causes at May 2.

8. Belgrade is captured by the Ottoman Empire.

9. Protestant Reformation begins in Sweden.

10. Massacre of Wassy and Battle of Dreux in the French Wars of Religion.

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

12. First edition of the epic The Lusiads of Lu

13. Mir Chakar Khan Rind died age of 97.

14. The Sweating sickness epidemic hits Tudor England.

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16. Tahmasp I - Safavid king - died.

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

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19. Mary Tudor becomes the first queen regnant of England.

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

21. Michelangelo returns to his native Florence to begin work on the statue David.

22. Leonardo da Vinci dies of natural causes at May 2.

23. Oda Nobunaga finally captures Nagashima fortress.

24. Battle of Uedahara - Firearms are used for the first time on the battlefield in Japan - and Takeda Shingen is defeated by Murakami Yoshikiyo.

25. Battle of the Shirts in Scotland. The Frasers and Macdonalds of Clan Ranald fight over a disputed chiefship; reportedly - 5 Frasers and 8 Macdonalds survive.

26. A period of drought - with famine in all of Spain.

27. 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

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

29. England repulses the Spanish Armada.

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

31. Edward VI becomes King of England and Ireland on 28 January and is crowned on 20 February at the age of 9.

32. Spain repulses the English Armada.

33. The Elizabethan era is considered the height of the English Renaissance.

34. Anne Boleyn is beheaded for adultery and treason.

35. Guru Nanak The beginning and spreading of the 5th largest Religion in the World Sikhism.

36. Jiajing Emperor ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty.

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40. The Battle of Flodden Field in which invading Scots are defeated by Henry VIII's forces.

41. Battle of Sekigahara in Japan. End of the Warring States period and beginning of the Edo period.

42. Pomponio Algerio - radical theologian - is executed by boiling in oil as part of the Roman inquisition.

43. Mughal leader Akbar reconciles the Muslim and Hindu factions by marrying into the powerful Rajput Hindu caste.

44. The southern part (historical core) of the Kingdom of Navarre is invaded by Castile and Aragon.

45. The Portuguese settle in Macau.

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

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

48. The Ottomans defeat the Mamluks and gain control of Egypt - Arabia - and the Levant.

49. Giovanni da Verrazzano is the first European to explore the Atlantic coast of North America between South Carolina and Newfoundland - Ismail I - the founder of Safavid dynasty - dead and Tahmasp I became king.

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