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October 18: Fourth Battle of Kawanakajima.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
1561 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1561
Ab urbe condita2314
Armenian calendar1010
Assyrian calendar6311
Balinese saka calendar1482–1483
Bengali calendar968
Berber calendar2511
English Regnal yearEliz. 1 – 4 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2105
Burmese calendar923
Byzantine calendar7069–7070
Chinese calendar庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
4258 or 4051
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4259 or 4052
Coptic calendar1277–1278
Discordian calendar2727
Ethiopian calendar1553–1554
Hebrew calendar5321–5322
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1617–1618
 - Shaka Samvat1482–1483
 - Kali Yuga4661–4662
Holocene calendar11561
Igbo calendar561–562
Iranian calendar939–940
Islamic calendar968–969
Japanese calendarEiroku 4
Javanese calendar1480–1481
Julian calendar1561
Korean calendar3894
Minguo calendar351 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar93
Thai solar calendar2103–2104
Tibetan calendar阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
1687 or 1306 or 534
    — to —
(female Iron-Rooster)
1688 or 1307 or 535
May 8: Madrid is the new capital of Spain.

Year 1561 (MDLXI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


Map of New Spain in 1561





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Francis Bacon
Fujiwara Seika


Ridolfo Ghirlandaio


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