1561 in History – What happened in year 1561

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

In history, year 1561 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 1561.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1561 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
12 julySaint Basil's Cathedral, located at the geographic center ofMoscow, was consecrated.
28 MarchAkbar invaded Malwa's capital Sarangpur and defeated Bajbahadur.


Famous birthdays in the year 1561:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 February Henry Briggs / Mathematician / Britain
01 SeptemberGervase Helwys / Murderer / United Kingdom
01 January Thomas Walsingham / Spymaster / United Kingdom
06 January Thomas Fincke / Mathematician / Denmark
07 DecemberKikkawa Hiroie / Daimyo / Japan
09 DecemberEdwin Sandys / Politician / United Kingdom
10 SeptemberHernando Arias de Saavedra / Politician / Paraguay
11 JulyLuis de Góngora / Poet / Spain
12 JuneAnna of Württemberg / Princess / Germany
14 AugustChristopher Heydon / Politician / United Kingdom
15 OctoberRichard Field / Dean / United Kingdom
20 AugustJacopo Peri / Composer / Italy
22 January Francis Bacon / Politician / United Kingdom
24 OctoberAnthony Babington / Politician / United Kingdom
25 AugustPhilippe van Lansberge / Astronomer / Netherlands
27 OctoberMary Sidney / Writer / United Kingdom
29 March Santorio Santorio / Biologist / Italy
29 SeptemberAdriaan van Roomen / Priest / Belgium
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