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Notable Historical Events - 1541

1541Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

1541Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River

1541French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.

1541Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River)

1541 Historical Events
Date Event
Feb 12
Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24) 
Feb 24
Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12) 
Mar 18
Hernando de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi River) 
Apr 4
Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits 
Apr 7
Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies. 
Apr 25
-26) Liege flooded after heavy down pour 
May 8
Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River 
Jun 18
Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland 
Jul 9
Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire. 
Aug 18
A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541) 
Aug 21
Ottoman Turks under Suleiman the Magnificent capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom. Dominate central Hungary for 150 years 
Aug 23
French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada. 
Aug 26
Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda and annexes Hungary 
Sep 11
Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko. 
Oct 31
Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican 
Nov 9
Queen Catharine Howard confined in Tower of London 
Dec 29
Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu 
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