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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1559 AD


January 13: Elizabeth I crowned queen of England in Westminster Abbey


February 16: Pope Paul IV calls for deposition of sovereigns supporting heresy


March 14: Storm floods ravage Gorinchem, Dordrecht and Woudrichem, Netherlands


April 2: England/France signs 1st Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambresis
April 3: Spain and France signs 2nd Treaty of Le Cateau-Cambresis


May 10: Scottish Protestants under John Knox uprise against queen-mother Mary
May 13: Excavated corpse of heretic David Jorisz burned in Basel


June 22: Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted
June 30: Duke of Montgomery wounds king Henri II during tournament


August 9: Willem of Orange becomes viceroy of Holland/Zealand/Utrecht
August 14: Spanish explorer de Luna lands in Pensacola Bay,Fla
August 22: Spanish archbishop Bartholome de Carranza arrested as heretic


September 19: 5 Spanish ships sinks in storm off Tampa, about 600 die
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