1542 Calendar

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What Happened In Year 1542?

  • February 2, 1542 – Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Muslim-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
  • February 13, 1542 – Catherine Howard, the fifth wife of Henry VIII of England, is executed for adultery.
  • May 6, 1542 – Francis Xavier reaches Old Goa, the capital of Portuguese India at the time.
  • August 28, 1542 – Turkish-Portuguese War (1538-1557) – Battle of Wofla: the Portuguese are scattered, their leader Christovão da Gama is captured and later executed.
  • September 28, 1542 – Navigator João Rodrigues Cabrilho of Portugal arrives at what is now San Diego, California, United States.
  • October 7, 1542 – Explorer Cabrillo discovers Santa Catalina Island off the California coast.
  • November 24, 1542 – Battle of Solway Moss: The English army defeats the Scots.
  • December 14, 1542 – Princess Mary Stuart becomes Mary, Queen of Scots.

Who Were Born In The Year 1542?

  • June 6, 1542 – Richard Grenville, English soldier and explorer (d. 1591)
  • June 24, 1542 – Saint John of the Cross, Spanish Carmelite mystic and poet (d. 1591)
  • October 4, 1542 – Robert Bellarmine, Italian saint (d. 1621)
  • October 14, 1542 – Akbar the Great, 3rd Mughal Emperor (d. 1605)
  • December 8, 1542 – Mary, Queen of Scots (d. 1587)

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