1539 facts for kids
|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1500s 1510s 1520s – 1530s – 1540s 1550s 1560s|
|Years:||1536 1537 1538 – 1539 – 1540 1541 1542|
- May 30 – In Florida, Hernando de Soto lands at Tampa Bay with 600 soldiers with the goal to find gold.
- Hernando de Soto introduces Pigs into North America
- May – 6 Articles Statute of English Parliament, important in the English Reformation"
- September 4 – Henry VIII contracts to marry Anne of Cleves
- Lutheranism is forcefully introduced to Iceland, despite the opposition of Bishop Jon Aresson.
- The town of Shuya was founded
- November 1 – Pierre Pithou, French lawyer and scholar (died 1596)
- December 5 – Fausto Paolo Sozzini, theologian (died 1604)
- Luis Carvajal y de la Cueva, Portuguese Jewish explorer (died 1590)
- Georg Friedrich, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach (died 1603)
- Catherine Grey, Countess of Hertford (died 1568)
- Hasegawa Tohaku, Japanese painter (died 1610)
- Ikeda Katsumasa, Japanese military commander (died 1578)
- Laurence Tomson, Calvinist (died 1608)
- February 6 – John III, Duke of Cleves, born 3 August 1491
- March 12 – Thomas Boleyn, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, diplomat, politician, and father of Anne Boleyn (born 1477)
- May 7 – Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism (born 1469)
- May 7 – Ottaviano Petrucci, Italian printer (born 1466)
- July 5 – St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria, founder of the Barnabite Order (born 1502)
- September 8 – John Stokesley, English prelate (born 1475)
- James Beaton, Scottish church leader
- Vannoccio Biringuccio, Italian metallurgist (born 1480)
- Hugh Cook Faringdon, Abbot of Reading
- George, Duke of Saxony (born 1471)
- Symeon Iwanowicz Trubczewski, governor of Kostroma
- Isabella d'Este, "First Lady of the Renaissance" (born 1474)
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