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Maximilian II
Maximilian II from the House of Habsburg , King of Bohemia , is ...
Imperial Cathedral Frankfurt
Frankfurt Cathedral also crowned Roman-German King.
Battle of Dreux
The Huguenots are defeated in the Battle of Dreux .
1562 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1010/11 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1554/55
Buddhist calendar 2105/06 (southern Buddhism); 2104/05 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 70th (71st) cycle

Year of the Water Dog壬戌 ( at the beginning of the year metal rooster 辛酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 924/925 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 3895/96 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 940/941
Islamic calendar 969/970 (turn of the year August 30/31)
Jewish calendar 5322/23 (August 30/31)
Coptic calendar 1278/79
Malayalam calendar 737/738
Seleucid era Babylon: 1872/73 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1873/74 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1618/19 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire

The imperial insignia of the Holy Roman Empire


The blood bath of Wassy, ​​colored copper engraving by Frans Hogenberg


  • January: The Catholic nobleman George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly , criticizes the policy of the Scottish Queen Mary Stuart towards the Catholics and therefore falls out of favor with her. She revokes Huntly's Earldom of Moray and appoints her half-brother Lord James Stewart as the new Earl of Moray in early February . Huntly is ostracized and ordered to surrender all of the Huntly Castle's guns to the Queen. In the summer he started an uprising with his sons, which was bloodily suppressed by the Queen and James Stewart until November.

Other events in Europe


science and technology


Visual arts

The Fall of the Rebelling Angels , oil on panel




Page 9 of the Dresden Codex


  • The eruption of the volcano on Pico leads to a wave of emigration from the Azores island .

Historical maps and views

America map by Diego Gutierrez


Lope de Vega


First half of the year

Second half of the year

Götz von Berlichingen

Exact date of death unknown

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