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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1530s  1540s  1550s  – 1560s –  1570s  1580s  1590s
Years: 1560 1561 156215631564 1565 1566

Year 1563 (MDLXIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar.

Births

  • January – Leonhard Hutter, German Lutheran theologian (d. 1616)
  • January 30 – Franciscus Gomarus, Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
  • March 5 – John Coke, English politician (d. 1644)
  • April 15 – Guru Arjan Dev, fifth Sikh leader (A. 1606)
  • June 1 – Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman and spymaster (d. 1612)
  • September 4 – Wanli Emperor of China (d. 1620)
  • October 14 – Jodocus Hondius, Flemish artist (d. 1633)
  • November 8 – Henry I, Duke of Lorraine (d. 1624)
  • November 19 – Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (d. 1626)
  • December 19 – Lord William Howard (d. 1640)
  • date unknown
    • Yi Su-gwang, Korean scholar (d. 1628)
    • Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devonshire (d. 1606)
    • John Dowland, English composer (d. 1626)
    • Michael Drayton, English poet (d. 1631)
    • Scipione Gentili, Italian legal scholar (d. 1616)
    • Anna Guarini, Italian virtuoso singer (d. 1598)
    • Hosokawa Gracia, Japanese noblewoman (d. 1600)
    • Marcin Kazanowski, Polish nobleman (d. 1636)
    • Zygmunt Kazanowski, Polish nobleman (d. 1634)
    • Robert Naunton, English politician and writer (d. 1635)
    • Joshua Sylvester, English poet (d. 1618)
    • Jean Titelouze, French organist and composer (d.1633)

Deaths

  • February 1 – Emperor Menas of Ethiopia (b. 1559)
  • February 24 – Francis, Duke of Guise, French soldier and politician (b. 1519)
  • March 24 – Hosokawa Harumoto, Japanese military leader (b. 1514)
  • March 28 – Heinrich Glarean, Swiss music theorist (b. 1488)
  • May 21 – Martynas Mažvydas, writer of the first printed book in Lithuanian (b. 1510)
  •  ?June – Elizabeth Seymour, Marchioness of Winchester, English noblewoman (b. 1513)
  • June 6 – Ikeda Nagamasa, Japanese military commander (b. 1519)
  • June 9 – William Paget, 1st Baron Paget, English statesman (b. 1506)
  • August 11 – Bartolomé de Escobedo, Spanish composer (b. 1500)
  • August 18 – Étienne de La Boétie, French judge and writer (b. 1530)
  • September 17 – Henry Manners, 2nd Earl of Rutland, English soldier (b. 1526)
  • November – Ioan Iacob Heraclid, ruler of Moldavia (b. 1511)
  • December 29 – Sebastian Castello, French theologian (b. 1515)
  • date unknown – Odet de Selve, French diplomat (b. c. 1504)

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