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16th Century Timeline

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1. 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.






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






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






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






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6. Songhai forces sack the Malian capital of Niani






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






8. Rising of the North in England.






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






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






11. An Algerian military campaign by Charles V of Spain (Habsburg) is unsuccessful.






12. Establishment of theInquisition in Portugal






13. Pope Gregory XIII issues the Gregorian calendar.






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






15. Valladolid debate concerning the existence of souls in Amerindians






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






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






18. Establishment of theInquisition in Portugal






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






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






21. The Ottomans capture Baghdad.






22. Morisco Revolt in Spain.






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






24. Morisco Revolt in Spain.






25. John Stow reports 10 -675 plague deaths in London - a city of approximately 200000 people.






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






27. Yermak Timofeyevich conquers the Siberia Khanate on behalf of the Stroganovs.






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






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






30. The Ottoman fleet of Kemal Reis defeats the Venetians at the Second Battle of Lepanto.






31. Spain repulses the English Armada.






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






33. Russia conquers the Khanate of Kazan.






34. Hernando de Soto explores inland North America.






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






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






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






38. The first recorded epidemic of smallpox in the New World occurs on the island of Hispaniola and decimates the native Ta






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






41. Anne Boleyn becomes Queen of England.






42. 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.






43. The Portuguese mariner Jorge






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






45. The Polish






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






47. John Stow reports 10 -675 plague deaths in London - a city of approximately 200000 people.






48. Pope Pius V completes the Holy League as a united front against the Ottoman Turks.






49. Mir Chakar Khan Rind captured Delhi with Emperor Humayun.






50. Livonian War between Poland - Grand Principality of Lithuania - Sweden - Denmark and Russia.