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De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium
Copernicus :
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
Libri septem de humani corporis fabrica
Vesalius : Libri septem de humani corporis fabrica
New Kreüterbuch
Leonhart Fuchs : New Kreüterbuch
Siege of Nice
A French-Ottoman force
has to abandon the siege of Nice without success.
1543 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 991/992 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1535/36
Buddhist calendar 2086/87 (southern Buddhism); 2085/86 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the water hare癸卯 ( at the beginning of the year water tiger 壬寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 905/906 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3876/77 (October 2/3)
Islamic calendar 949/950 (turn of the year April 5th / 6th)
Iranian calendar 921/922
Jewish calendar 5303/04 (29/30 August)
Coptic calendar 1259/60
Malayalam calendar 718/719
Seleucid era Babylon: 1853/54 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1854/55 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1599/1600 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Italian wars

England / Wales

Catherine Parr

Other events in Europe





Silver war cliff (front and back), issued during the siege of Jülich in 1543

science and technology


Medicine and botany

Andreas Vesalius; the portrait comes from his "Fabrica", it is Jan van Calcar attributed
  • Andreas Vesalius publishes the medical work Libri septem de humani corporis fabrica in Basel with the publisher Johannes Oporinus and thus establishes the modern anatomy . Vesalius himself is holding an anatomical colloquium in Basel in May. The so-called Vesal skeleton prepared by him is still preserved today and is the oldest piece in the anatomical collection in Basel . It is said to consist of the mortal remains of the criminal Jakob Karrer von Gebweiler, who was dissected and dissected in 1543.
Leonhart Fuchs
  • The German physician and botanist Leonhart Fuchs publishes his New Kreueter book .

Culture and society



Date of birth saved

Exact date of birth unknown


January to April

Copper engraving by Johannes Eck
Epitaph Walther von Cronberg in the Marienkirche Bad Mergentheim

May to August

Tomb of Copernicus in the Frauenburg Cathedral

September to December

Hans Holbein the Younger, self-portrait around 1542

Exact date of death unknown

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