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16th Century Timeline

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

2. Jiajing Emperor ascended the throne of Ming Dynasty.

3. The Mali Empire is defeated at the Battle of Jenn

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

5. Henry VIII crush the French at the Battle of the Spurs.

6. The Ottomans capture Baghdad.

7. 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.

8. Sahib I Giray of Crimea invade Russia.

9. 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.

10. William Shakespeare baptized 26 April

11. Portuguese missionaries Jos

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

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

14. After heavy losses on both sides the Siege of Haarlem ends in a Spanish victory.

15. Sahib I Giray of Crimea invade Russia.

16. Emperor Charles V decisively dismantles the Schmalkaldic League at the Battle of M

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

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

19. The reign of Suleiman the Magnificent marks the zenith of the Ottoman Empire.

20. 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.

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

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

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

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

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26. During his reign - Akbar expands the Mughal Empire in a series of conquests.

27. Pedro de Valdivia founds Santiago de Chile.

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

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

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

31. Capture of Buda and the absorption of the major part of Hungary by the Ottoman Empire.

32. The Sweating sickness epidemic hits Tudor England.

33. The Battle of Orsha halts Muscovy's expansion into Eastern Europe.

34. Leonardo da Vinci begins painting the Mona Lisa and completes it three or four years later.

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

36. First reported African slaves in The New World

37. 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

38. In Mali - Moroccan forces of the Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur led by Judar Pasha defeat the Songhai Empire at the Battle of Tondibi.

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40. The Battle of Diu marks the beginning of Portuguese dominance of the Spice trade.

41. Wang Yangming - the Chinese philosopher and governor of Jiangxi province - describes his intent to use the firepower of the fo-lang-ji - a breech-loading Portuguese culverin - in order to suppress the rebellion of Prince Zhu Chen-hao.

42. 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.

43. Russia conquers the Astrakhan Khanate.

44. Tahmasp I - Safavid king - died.

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

46. Russia conquers the Khanate of Kazan.

47. Henry VIII dies in the Palace of Whitehall on 28 January at the age of 55.

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

49. Songhai forces sack the Malian capital of Niani

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