1563 in history

1563 events chronologically

Mar 19 The Edict of Amboise is signed, ending the first phase of the French Wars of Religion and granting certain freedoms to the Huguenots
Dec 4 The final session of the Council of Trent is held. (It had opened on December 13, 1545.)

Top 7 most famous people born in 1563

Jan 30 Franciscus Gomarus a Dutch theologian, a strict Calvinist and an opponent of the teaching of Jacobus Arminius , whose theological disputes were addressed at the Synod of Dort.
Apr 15 Guru Arjan the first Sikh martyr and the fifth of the eleven Sikh Gurus, who compiled writings to create the eleventh, the living Guru, Guru Granth Sahib. He was born in Goindval, Punjab the youngest son of Guru Ram Das and Bibi Bhani, the daughter of Guru Amar Das. He was the first Sikh Guru killed by Muslims
Jun 1 Robert Cecil 1st Earl of Salisbury an English administrator and politician.
Sep 4 Wanli Emperor the thirteenth emperor of the Ming Dynasty in China. His era name means "Ten thousand calendars". Born Zhu Yijun, he was the Longqing Emperor's third son. His rule of forty-eight years was the longest in the Ming dynasty and it witnessed the steady decline of the dynasty
Oct 14 Jodocus Hondius a Flemish / Dutch engraver, and cartographer. He is best known for his early maps of the New World and Europe, for re-establishing the reputation of the work of Gerard Mercator, and for his portraits of Francis Drake. He helped establish Amsterdam as the center of cartography in Europe in the 17th century
Nov 8 Henry II Duke of Lorraine Duke of Lorraine from 1608 until his death. Leaving no sons, both of his daughters became Duchesses of Lorraine by marriage. He was a brother-in-law of Henry IV of France
Nov 19 Robert Sidney 1st Earl of Leicester a statesman of Elizabethan and Jacobean England. He was also a patron of the arts and an interesting poet. His mother, Mary Sidney née Dudley, was a lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I and a sister of Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, an advisor and favourite of the Queen

Top 7 most famous people died in 1563

Feb 24 Francis Duke of Guise a French soldier and politician.
Mar 28 Heinrich Glarean a Swiss music theorist, poet and humanist. He was born in Mollis and died in Freiburg
May 21 Martynas Mažvydas the author and the editor of the first printed book in the Lithuanian language.
Jun 9 William Paget 1st Baron Paget an English statesman and accountant who held prominent positions in the service of Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary I.
Jul 22 Francisco de Villagra a Spanish conquistador, and three times governor of Chile.
Aug 18 Étienne de La Boétie a French judge, writer, and "a founder of modern political philosophy in France." He "has been best remembered as the great and close friend of the eminent essayist Michel de Montaigne, in one of history's most notable friendships.".
Dec 29 Sebastian Castellio a French preacher and theologian; and one of the first Reformed Christian proponents of religious toleration, freedom of conscience and thought.