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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1562 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1562
Ab urbe condita2315
Armenian calendar1011
Assyrian calendar6312
Balinese saka calendar1483–1484
Bengali calendar969
Berber calendar2512
English Regnal yearEliz. 1 – 5 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2106
Burmese calendar924
Byzantine calendar7070–7071
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
4258 or 4198
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4259 or 4199
Coptic calendar1278–1279
Discordian calendar2728
Ethiopian calendar1554–1555
Hebrew calendar5322–5323
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1618–1619
 - Shaka Samvat1483–1484
 - Kali Yuga4662–4663
Holocene calendar11562
Igbo calendar562–563
Iranian calendar940–941
Islamic calendar969–970
Japanese calendarEiroku 5
Javanese calendar1481–1482
Julian calendar1562
Korean calendar3895
Minguo calendar350 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar94
Thai solar calendar2104–2105
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1688 or 1307 or 535
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
1689 or 1308 or 536

Year 1562 (MDLXII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.




Date unknown[edit]

  • Mughal Emperor Akbar conquers Malwa, and its last Sultan, Baz Bahadur, flees.
  • The Church of England approves the Thirty-Nine Articles of Religion, defining its doctrinal stance.[5]
  • Dudley Grammar School is established, and Gresham's School is granted a royal charter, in England.
  • Fausto Sozzini publishes Brevis explicatio in primum Johannis caput, originating Socinianism.
  • Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola publishes Regola delli cinque ordini d'architettura (Rules of the Five Orders of Architecture);[8] in succeeding centuries it will become the most published book in architectural history.[9]
  • The Pünte at Wiltshausen, a small, hand-operated ferry, now a historic monument, is first recorded.
  • The Portuguese army is defeated at the Battle of Mulleriyawa, Sri Lanka, at the hand of the Sitawaka army commanded by Prince Tikiri Bandara (King Rajasinghe), leaving 1600 dead. This is considered the worst defeat the Portuguese had at that time.
  • An arsenal in Paris exploded. As written by Ambroise Paré in The Workes of Ambrose Parey: "In the yeare of our Lord 1562, a quantity of this pouder [gunpowder] which was not very great, taking fire by accident in the Arcenall of Paris, caused such a tempest that the whole city shook, but it quite overturned many of the neighboring houses, and shook off the tiles and broke the windows of those which were further away; and to conclude, like a storm of lightning, it laid many here and there for dead, some lost their sight, others their hearing, and others their limbs were torn apart as if they had been rent with wild horses" pg.415



Cornelis Aerentsz van der Dussen by Jan van Scorel Panel, Weiss Gallery, London


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