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Events and People Who Made History in the Year 1563 AD

February

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

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

April

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

July

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

August

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

September

September 8: Maximilian chosen king of Hungary

December

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