1564 in History – What happened in year 1564

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

In history, year 1564 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 1564.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1564 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
26 januaryLivonian War-A Lithuanian surprise attack resulted in a decisive defeat of the numerically superior Russian forces.
24 JuneIndia's legendary Queen Durgavati was martyred during the war with the Mughals.
18 OctoberThe naval commander of England, John Hawkins, embarked on a second visit to America.
15 FebruaryItalian physicist Galileo Galilei was born.
23 AprilBirth of poet and playwright William Shakespeare.


Famous birthdays in the year 1564:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
09 March David Fabricius / Astronomer / Germany
15 February Galileo Galilei / Physicist / Italy
22 NovemberHenry Brooke / Politician / United Kingdom
23 AprilWilliam Shakespeare / Poet / United Kingdom
24 SeptemberWilliam Adams / Sailor / United Kingdom
25 DecemberJohannes Buxtorf / Theologian / Germany
26 February Christopher Marlowe / Poet / United Kingdom
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