1558 in History – What happened in year 1558

In history, year 1558 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 1558.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1558:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
07 januaryFrancis, Duke of Guise, retook Calais, England's last continental possession, for France.
17 octoberPoczta Polska, the Polish postal service, was founded by order of King Sigismund II Augustus.
17 novemberElizabeth I became Queen of England and Ireland, marking thebeginning of the Elizabethan era.
17 NovemberAfter the death of Queen Mary Tudor, Elizabeth I sat on the throne of Britain.


Famous birthdays in the year 1558:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 NovemberThomas Kyd / Playwright / United Kingdom
11 JulyRobert Greene / Author / United Kingdom
16 January Jakobea of Baden / Broker / Netherlands

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