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1558Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary

1558 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 7
Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French 
Jan 8
French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais 
Jan 9
Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland 
Jan 11
Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm 
Mar 5
Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes 
Apr 4
Tsar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders 
May 3
Ferdinand I officially appointed Holy Roman Emperor after his brother Charles abdicated in 1556 
Jul 13
Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines. 
Jul 23
Battle of Grevelingen: Gen/earl Lamoraal of Egmont beat France 
Aug 4
1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah) 
Oct 9
Mérida is founded in Venezuela. 
Nov 7
French King Henri II occupies Calais 
Nov 17
Elizabeth I aged 42 ascends English throne upon death of her half sister "Bloody" Mary 
Dec 29
Charles V, German Emperor, buried 
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