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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1561 AD

January

January 28: By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended

February

February 22: William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais

August

August 19: Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
August 24: Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon

September

September 9: Sermon of Poissy
September 23: King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida

November

November 29: Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland

December

December 21: Archbishop Granvelle installed
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