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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1563 AD


February 15: Russian troops occupy Polotsk Lithuania
February 18: Huguenot Jean Poltrot de Mere shoots General Francois De Guise
February 27: William Byrd is appointed organist at Lincoln Cathedral


March 11: League of High Nobles routes 2nd protest against King Philip II
March 19: Peace of Amboise: Rights for Huguenots


April 30: Jews are expelled from France by order of Charles VI


July 27: French army recaptures Le Havre
July 29: League of High Nobles routes King Philip II


August 17: King Charles IX of France (13) declared an adult
August 30: Jewish community of Neutitschlin Moravia expelled


September 8: Maximilian chosen king of Hungary


December 4: Council of Trent holds last session, after 18 years
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