January 1540 in history

January 1540 events chronologically

Jan 6 King Henry VIII of England marries Anne of Cleves

Born in January 1540

Jan 24 Edmund Campion an English Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. While conducting an underground ministry in officially Anglican England, Campion was arrested by priest hunters. Convicted of high treason, he was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Campion was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 and canonised in 1970 by Pope Paul VI as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. His feast is celebrated on 1 December
Jan 28 Ludolph van Ceulen a German-Dutch mathematician from Hildesheim. He emigrated to the Netherlands

Died in January 1540

Jan 27 Angela Merici an Italian religious leader and saint. She founded the Order of Ursulines in 1535 in Brescia