1558 in History – What happened in year 1558


In history, year 1558 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1558.

Know what happened in 1558:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
17 November Elizabeth I became Queen of England and Ireland, marking thebeginning of the Elizabethan era.
07 JanuaryFrancis, Duke of Guise (pictured), retook Calais, England'slast continental possession, for France.
07 January Francis, Duke of Guise, retook Calais, England's lastcontinental possession, for France.
17 OctoberPoczta Polska, the Polish postal service, was founded by order of King Sigismund II Augustus.
17 NovemberElizabeth I became Queen of England and Ireland, marking thebeginning of the Elizabethan era.
17 OctoberPoczta Polska, the Polish postal service, was founded by order of King Sigismund II Augustus.
07 JanuaryFrancis, Duke of Guise (pictured), retook Calais, England'slast continental possession, for France.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1558:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
06 NovemberThomas Kyd / Playwright / United Kingdom
11 JulyRobert Greene / Author / United Kingdom
16 January Jakobea of Baden / Broker / Netherlands

More years: 1508 | 1518 | 1528 | 1538 | 1548 | 1558 | 1568 | 1578 | 1588 | 1598 || 1558 | 1658 | 1758 | 1858 | 1958

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