Talk:16th century

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Picture Size[edit]

The Mona Lisa picture was abnormally and ridiculously sized for this page... I may have overdone my fix, but don't have it regular size... it really is pretty annoying and distracting.

Old talk[edit]

  • Until the 16th century, starting from the beginning of Wikipedian time on the century pages, there is no section about the "Five overall largest mass killings". Its removal is for several reasons. First of all, there is a specific format for all these year and century pages, which this violates. Secondly, it is a stupid concept that sounds like it was written by some sort of man-ape who stole a real human's keyboard and had a slight knowledge of the english language. Thirdly, the page it links to confesses that there is no amount of truth in these wild estimates. It is also a pretty amateurish page to begin with. So. I deleted it and I hope that whoever keeps reediting in mistakes will leave it alone this time. TheGrza

external links[edit]

I would like to place an external link to an online history portal that I believe offers added-value to wikipedia's history enthusiasts. This portal,, offers a good selection of history books, DVDs and posters that can be purchased online. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Anasl001 (talkcontribs) 15:40, 15 April 2008 (UTC) --Anasl001 (talk) 16:06, 15 April 2008 (UTC)

Why only Europe?[edit]

This page seems almost entirely devoted to the history of Europe. Surely some significant things were happening in the rest of the world as well? LukeSurl wikipedia doesnt have a whole lot of diversity

This page is a mess.[edit]

Dates should come first in each entry. See the pages for 17th, 18th and 19th century. Over a long period of time I'll do the wiki-community a favor and slightly re-adjust the format of this messy page. Dates must come first. Some of these entries don't even have dates! The century pages obviously existing for linear-thinking chronological types, this page clearly falls short of its goal.

  • Yes but. Many movements or prolonged processes don't have exact dates, and it would be wrong either to a) exclude these, or b) falsely suggest a known precise time for, eg, the flourishing of a particular empire or culture. I've just added the building of the Great Enclosure at Great Zimbabwe to the article on the 14th century, and the best the archaeologists can say is: began early C14th, took about 100 years; peak of this civilization maybe C15th. It's nice to have dates, but don't get hung up on them. JackyR 16:48, 12 November 2005 (UTC)

portugues founded macau?[edit]

how exactly did they find macau? this is not aol, where steve case is the founder. macau was founded 5000 yrs ago by the chinese

I'm not exactly an expert on this issue, but if you think such a claim is wrong, edit it (but provide sources for it)! Be Bold! Deiaemeth 06:17, 5 February 2006 (UTC)

Inventions, discoveries, introductions ?[edit]

In revision 126865958 at 14:52, 29 April 2007 anon user Blanketed [1] this section. Was this vandalism? Taemyr 20:16, 27 May 2007 (UTC)

Significant people[edit]

What about Niccolò Machiavelli? (1469 – 1527), Italian philosopher and political thinker? Or Wang Yangming/Shouren / 1472 - 1528 /, Ming Chinese intellectual, or Grand Secretary Zhang Juzheng / 1525? - 1582 / or Mughal Emperor Akbar / 1542 - 1605 /? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:05, 12 October 2007 (UTC)

Lady Jane Grey? Trivial. Why is she listed on a page of SIGNIFICANT people? --Danaidh (talk) 18:41, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

Dead link[edit]

During several automated bot runs the following external link was found to be unavailable. Please check if the link is in fact down and fix or remove it in that case!

--JeffGBot (talk) 19:31, 1 June 2011 (UTC)


1506: Christianity becomes the official religion of the Kingdom of Congo.

1517: beginning of the Protestant Reformation by Martin Luther (95 theses).

1527: Protestant Reformation begins in Sweden.

1531: the Church of England broke with the Roman papacy and proclaimed King Henry VIII head of the Anglican Church

1543: beginning of the Counter: "Council of Trent"

1562-1598: the French Wars of Religion between Catholics and Protestants, known as Huguenots occur.

1571: Pope Pius V created the Holy League led by Spain and shaped by Venice, Malta and the Papal States.

1598: Edict of Nantes ends the French Wars of Religion.

Seems redundant to me FWIW...Modernist (talk) 02:02, 19 September 2014 (UTC)