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|Centuries:||15th century - 16th century - 17th century|
|Decades:||1510s 1520s 1530s - 1540s - 1550s 1560s 1570s|
|Years:|| 1540 1541 1542 1543 1544|
1545 1546 1547 1548 1549
|Categories:|| Births - Deaths - Architecture|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trendsEdit
- 1541 Hernando de Soto is the first European to see the Mississippi River.
- 1542 The first contact of Japan with the West (Portugal).
- 1542 St. John of the Cross is born.
- 1543 The invasion of Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi is finally defeated by a joint Ethiopia-Portuguese force.
- 1547 Miguel de Cervantes (Alcalá de Henares), author of Don Quixote, is born on September 29th in Spain.
- 1549 Francis Xavier is the first Christian Missionary to visit Japan. 
- ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
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