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History From 1500 AD Through 1599 AD

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A Sampler of Events That Made History Between 1500 AD and 1599 AD

1564 - Philip II routes cardinal Granvelle to Franche-Comte
1541 - Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
1581 - English parliament passes laws against Catholicism
1534 - Francois I signs classified treaty with evangelical German monarchy
1590 - Mauritius of Nassaus sails to Breda
1566 - Antonio "Michele" Ghislieri is elected Pope Pius V
1546 - England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland
1591 - German monarchy forms Protestant Union of Torgau
1560 - Spanish king Philip II marries Elisabeth van Valois
1553 - Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England

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