1540 in History – What happened in year 1540

✅ Published on March 22nd, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1540 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1540.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1540 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
28 julyKing Henry VIII of England had his chief minister ThomasCromwell executed for treason and heresy.
18 octoberAn expedition led by Spanish conquistador Hernando de Sotodestroyed the fortified village of Mabila in what is now the U.S. stateof Alabama, killing Chief Tuskaloosa in the process.
23 JulyTurkey recognized Janos Sigismand Zapolayi as King of Hungary.


Famous birthdays in the year 1540:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 OctoberJohann Jakob Grynaeus / Pastor / Switzerland
03 AprilMaria de' Medici / Queen / Italy
05 AugustJoseph Justus Scaliger / Historian / France
11 JuneBarnabe Googe / Poet / United Kingdom
12 February Won Gyun / General / Korean
24 January Edmund Campion / Priest / United Kingdom
25 AugustLady Catherine Grey / Noble Woman / United Kingdom
28 January Ludolph van Ceulen / Academic / Germany

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1540:

YearName / Profession / Country
09 MayMaharana Pratap / Ruler / India
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