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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1541 AD

February

February 12: Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
February 24: Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)

March

March 18: Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)

April

April 4: Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits

May

May 8: Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River

June

June 14: Duke Willem van Gulik of Gelre marries Jeanne d'Albret
June 18: Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland

August

August 26: Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary

October

October 31: Michelangelo Buonarroti's paints "last judgement" in Sistine Chapel

November

November 9: Queen Catharine Howard confined in London Tower

December

December 29: Isabella of Poland and King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu
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