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1500
1501      Columbus before Isabella and Ferdinand at alHambra
              

1502
1503
1504
1505
1506     Juana of Castile holding vigil over coffin of her husband Philip the Fair
              

1507
1508
1509
1510
1511
1512
1513
1514
1515     Battle of Marignano - Francis I, King of France victorious over combined forces - Italian Wars - war of the League of Cambrai (13-15 September)
            

1516
1517
1518
1519    The Death of Leonardo Da Vinci (2 May)
              
   

               Francis I, King of France at the deathbed of Leonardo da Vinci (2 May)
              
1520
1521
1522
1523
1524
1525    The Battle of Pavia - Spanish-Imperial victory over French - decisive battle in Italian War of 1521-1526 (24 February)
              

1526    Battle of Mohács - Ottomans under Suleiman the Magnificant defeat Holy Roman Army  (29 August)
              


               Peter Sunnanyader and Master Knut's Ignominous Entry into Stockholm (1526)
              
1527
1528
1529      The Trial of Catherine of Aragon (1529)
               


1530      Siege of Florence - Spanish-Imperial Forces capture city after ten month siege and install Alessandro de' Medici as ruler (24 October 1529-10 August, 1530)
               
1531     
1532
1533      Atahualpa's Funeral  (29 August, 1533)
               

1534
1535
1536
1537
1538
1539
1540
1541
1542
1543
1544
1545
1546
1547
1548
1549
1550
1551
1552
1553
1554
1555
1556    The Execution of Lady Jane Grey (12 February)
              

1557    The Poisoning of Queen Bona Sforza (19 November)
              

1558
1559
1560
1561
1562
1563
1564
1565
1566     David Rizzio is murdered in the presence of Mary Queen of Scots at Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh (3/9)
              
The Murder of Rizzio, March 9, 1566  (John Opie) (1761-1807)  painted 1787  Guildhall Art Gallery, London 

               Compromise of Dutch Nobles - petition to Margaret of Parma - crucial event leading up to the Eighty Years' War (5 April, 1566)
              
    
1567
1568
1569
1570
1571
1572  Murder of Admiral Coligny (24 August)
              


               St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre (24 August)
              

               The Morning after the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre (25 August)
              
1573
1574      Siege if Lieden - Burgomeister Van der Werff's Self-Sacrifice (September, 1574)
              
            

               Relief of Lieden (October, 1574)
              

1575
1576
1577
1578
1579     Torquato Tasso in the Asylum
              

1580
1581     Ivan the Terrible and his Son (16 November)
              

1582      Yermak's Conquest of Siberia
              

1583
1584
1585     Mancio Ito and Tensho's Embassy Visits Pope Gregory XIII (23 March)
              

1586
1587
1588     Assassination of Henry I, Duke of Guise (23 December)
              

1589
1590
1591
1592
1593
1594
1595
1596     Coronation of Christian VI, King of Denmark (17 August)
              

1597
1598
1599

                                                                                             
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