1559 in History – What happened in year 1559

In history, year 1559 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 1559.

Know what happened in 1559:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
02 MayScottish clergyman John Knox (pictured) returned to Scotland fromexile to lead the Scottish Reformation.
30 JuneDuring a jousting match, Gabriel Montgomery of the Garde Écossaise mortally wounded King Henry II of France, piercing him in theeye with his lance.


List of famous birthdays in the year 1559:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
03 MayAlice Spencer / Noblewoman / United Kingdom
18 February Isaac Casaubon / Scholar / Switzerland
21 SeptemberCigoli / Painter / Italy
21 February Nurhaci / Emperor / China
22 JulyLawrence of Brindisi / Saint / Italy

More years: 1509 | 1519 | 1529 | 1539 | 1549 | 1559 | 1569 | 1579 | 1589 | 1599 || 1559 | 1659 | 1759 | 1859 | 1959

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