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1548

Year 1548 (MDXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Contents

January–June

  • February 14 – Firearms are used for the first time on the battlefield in Japan, and Takeda Shingen is defeated by Murakami Yoshikiyo during the Battle of Uedahara.
  • April 1 – Sigismund II Augustus succeeds his father, Sigismund I the Old, as King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania.
  • June – Ming Chinese naval forces commanded by Zhu Wan destroy the pirate haven of Shuangyu frequented by Chinese, Japanese, and Portuguese smugglers.
  • July–December

  • July 7 – A marriage treaty is signed between Scotland and France, whereby 5-year-old Mary, Queen of Scots, is betrothed to the future King Francis II of France.
  • August 7 – Mary, Queen of Scots, leaves for France.
  • October 20 – The city of La Paz, Bolivia, is founded.
  • October 31 – At the first sejm of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland, deputies demand that the king renounce his wife Barbara Radziwiłł.
  • December – Siam attacks Tavoy beginning the Burmese–Siamese War 1548.
  • Date unknown

  • John Dee starts to study at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven.
  • Births

  • January 1 – Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, astronomer, and occultist (d. 1600)
  • January 5 – Francisco Suárez, Spanish priest, philosopher, theologian and saint (d. 1617)
  • February 6 – Francesco Panigarola, Italian bishop (d. 1594)
  • March 13 – Sasbout Vosmeer, Dutch Apostolic Vicar (d. 1614)
  • March 17 – Honda Tadakatsu, Japanese general (d. 1610)
  • March 18 – Cornelis Ketel, Dutch painter (d. 1616)
  • April 15 – Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • May – Carel van Mander, Dutch painter and poet (d. 1606)
  • May 8 – Giacomo Boncompagni, Illegitimate son of a Pope (d. 1612)
  • May 10 – Antonio Priuli, Doge of Venice (d. 1623)
  • July 8 – Kim Jang-saeng, Korean scholar and writer (d. 1631)
  • July 15 – George III, Count of Erbach-Breuberg (1564–1605) (d. 1605)
  • August 26 – Bernardino Poccetti, Italian painter (d. 1612)
  • September 2 – Vincenzo Scamozzi, Italian architect (d. 1616)
  • September 7 – Filippo Boncompagni, Catholic cardinal (d. 1586)
  • September 29 – William V, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1626)
  • October 4 – Matsumae Yoshihiro, daimyo of Ezochi (Hokkaidō) (d. 1616)
  • November 27 – Jacopo Mazzoni, Italian philosopher (d. 1598)
  • December 14 – Fernando Ruiz de Castro Andrade y Portugal, Grandee of Spain (d. 1601)
  • December 30 – David Pareus, German theologian (d. 1622)
  • date unknown
  • Oda Nagamasu, Japanese nobleman (d. 1622)
  • Luis Barahona de Soto, Spanish poet (d. 1595)
  • William Stanley, English soldier (d. 1630)
  • Saitō Tatsuoki, Japanese daimyo (d. 1573)
  • Tomás Luis de Victoria, Spanish composer (d. 1611)
  • probable
  • Francesco Andreini, Italian actor (d. 1624)
  • Francesco Soriano, Italian composer (d. 1621)
  • Simon Stevin, Flemish mathematician and engineer (d. 1620)
  • Deaths

  • January 23 – Bernardo Pisano, Italian composer (b. 1490)
  • February 26 – Lorenzino de' Medici, Italian writer and assassin (b. 1514)
  • March 23 – Itagaki Nobukata, Japanese retainer
  • March 24 – Gissur Einarsson, first Lutheran bishop in Iceland
  • April 1 – King Sigismund I the Old of Poland (b. 1467)
  • June 3 – Juan de Zumárraga, Spanish Catholic bishop of Mexico (b. 1468)
  • June 6 – João de Castro, Portuguese explorer (b. 1500)
  • June 14 – Carpentras, French composer (b. c. 1470)
  • September 8 – Catherine Parr, Sixth and last Queen of Henry VIII of England (b. c. 1512)
  • October 27 – Johannes Dantiscus, Polish poet and Bishop of Warmia (b. 1485)
  • December 27 – Francesco Spiera, Italian Protestant jurist (b. 1502)
  • Date Unknown
  • Juan Diego Cuauhtlatoatzin, Mexican Catholic saint (b. 1474)
  • References

    1548 Wikipedia


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