1559 in History – What happened in year 1559

✅ Published on March 23rd, 2009 in 16th Century in History

In history, year 1559 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 1559.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1559 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 mayScottish clergyman John Knox returned to Scotland fromexile to lead the Scottish Reformation.
30 juneDuring a jousting match, Gabriel Montgomery of the Garde Écossaise mortally wounded King Henry II of France, piercing him in theeye with his lance.
13 JanuaryElizabeth I) became the Empress of England.
02 AprilJews were expelled from the Genoa region of Italy.


Famous birthdays in the year 1559:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 MayAlice Spencer / Noblewoman / United Kingdom
18 February Isaac Casaubon / Scholar / Switzerland
21 SeptemberCigoli / Painter / Italy
21 February Nurhaci / Emperor / China
22 JulyLawrence of Brindisi / Saint / Italy
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