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- January 7 - French troops led by Francis take Calais, the last continental possession of the Kingdom of England
- July 13 - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
- July 18 - City of Tartu, capital of the Bishopric of Dorpat, now in Estonia, surrenders to Russia.
- April 24 - Mary I of Scotland marries Francis II of France
- November 17 - Elizabethan era begins: Queen Mary I of England dies and is succeeded by her half-sister Elizabeth.
- Tobacco comes to France
- Foundation of the University of Jena in Thuringia, Germany
- September 9 - Philippe Emmanuel, French soldier (d. 1602)
- October 12 - Archduke Maximilian III of Austria (d. 1618)
- November 3 - Thomas Kyd, author of The Spanish Tragedy (d. 1594)
- date unknown
- François (d. 1614)
- Hendrik Goltzius, Dutch painter (d. 1617)
- Robert Greene, English writer (d. 1592)
- Meir Lublin, Polish rabbi (d. 1616)
- Koriki Masanaga, Japanese military commander (d. 1599)
- Pierre Dugua, French merchant (d. 1628)
- Bessho Nagaharu, Japanese nobleman (died 1580)
- Oda Nobutaka, Japanese nobleman (died 1583)
- Olivier van Noort, first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world (d. 1627)
- Chidiock Tichborne, English conspirator and poet (d. 1586)
- Tokuhime, Japanese noblewoman
- Mihai Viteazul, Prince of Wallachia (1593-1601)
See also 1558 births.
- February 25 - Eleonore of Austria, Queen of Portugal and France (b. 1498)
- March 24 - Anna of Egmond, Countess of Egmond and Buren (born c1533)
- March 25 - Marcos de Niza, French Franciscan explorer (born c1495)
- April 18 - Roxelana, wife of Suleiman the Magnificent (born c1500)
- April 20 - Johannes Bugenhagen, German reformer (b, 1485)
- May 31 - Philip Hoby, English politician (b. 1505)
- October - Mellin de Saint-Gelais, French poet (b. ca. 1491)
- October 18 - Maria of Austria, queen of Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (b. 1505)
- October 21 - J.C. Scaliger, Italian scholar (b. 1484)
- November 17 - Queen Mary I of England (b. 1516)
- November 17 - Reginald Cardinal Pole, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1500)
- December 15 - Thomas Cheney, Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports (born c1485)
- December 28 - Hermann Finck, German composer (b. 1527)
- date unknown
See also 1558 deaths.
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People of the year 1558 at Familypedia
16 people were born in 1558
8 children were born to the 4 women born in 1558
40 people died in 1558
1020 people lived in 1558
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22 people were married in 1558.
There were 0 military battles in 1558.