1561 in science
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- Bartolomeu Velho produces a Carta General do Orbe for Sebastian of Portugal.
- Richard Eden translates Martín Cortés de Albacar's Arte de navigar as The Arte of Navigation which becomes the first manual of navigation in English.
Medicine and physiology
- Gabriele Falloppio publishes Observationes anatomicae in Venice, the only work of his printed during his lifetime.
- Ambroise Paré publishes Anatomie universelle du corps humain and La méthode curative des playes et fractures de la test humaine in Paris.
- Smallpox epidemic in Chile.
- January 6 – Thomas Fincke, Danish mathematician (died 1656)
- January 22 – Francis Bacon, English philosopher of science (died 1626)
- March 29 – Sanctorius, Istrian physiologist (died 1636)
- August 4 – John Harington, English inventor (died 1612)
- August 24 – Bartholomaeus Pitiscus, German trigonometrist (died 1613)
- August 25 – Philippe van Lansberge, Flemish astronomer (died 1632)
- September 29 – Adriaan van Roomen, Flemish mathematician (died 1615)
- October 8 (bapt.) – Edward Wright, English mathematician (died 1615)
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- Grun, Bernard (1991). The Timetables of History (3rd ed.). New York: Simon & Schuster. p. 247. ISBN 0-671-74919-6.