1560 in History – What happened in year 1560

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

In history, year 1560 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 1560.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1560 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
27 februaryThe Treaty of Berwick was signed, setting the terms under which an English fleet and army could enter Scotland to expel French troops defending the Regency of Mary of Guise .
06 julyScotland and England signed the Treaty of Edinburgh to formallyconclude the Siege of Leith and replace the Scottish–French AuldAlliance.
17 augustThe Scottish Parliament adopted a Protestant confession offaith to initiate the Scottish Reformation and disestablishingCatholicism as the national religion.


Famous birthdays in the year 1560:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 January Hugh Myddelton / Business Man / United Kingdom
03 NovemberAnnibale Carracci / Painter / Italy
03 DecemberJan Gruter / Scholar / Netherlands
07 AugustElizabeth Báthory / Aristocrat / Hungary
10 AugustHieronymus Praetorius / Composer / Germany
10 OctoberJacobus Arminius / Theologian / Netherlands
17 January Gaspard Bauhin / Physician / Switzerland
19 SeptemberThomas Cavendish / Naval Explorer / United Kingdom
25 JuneWilhelm Fabry / Surgeon / Germany

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