Historical Events for Year 1541
Events 1 - 17 of 17
Feb 12th - Santiago, Chile founded (or Feb 24)
Feb 24th - Santiago, Chile founded by Pedro de Valvidia (or 2/12)
Mar 18th - Hernan de Soto observes 1st recorded flood in America (Mississippi R)
Apr 4th - Ignatius of Loyola becomes 1st superior-general of Jesuits
Apr 7th - Francis Xavier leaves Lisbon on a mission to the Portuguese East Indies.
Apr 25th - -26) Liege flooded after heavy down pour
May 8th - Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River
Jun 18th - Irish parliament selects Henry VIII as king of Ireland
Jul 9th - Estevão da Gama departs Massawa, leaving behind 400 matchlock men and 150 slaves under his brother Christovão da Gama, with orders to help the Emperor of Ethiopia defeat Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi who has invaded his Empire.
Aug 18th - A Portuguese ship drifts ashore in the ancient Japanese province of Higo (modern day Kumamoto Prefecture). (Traditional Japanese date: July 27, 1541)
Aug 23rd - French explorer Jacques Cartier lands near Quebec City in his third voyage to Canada.
Aug 26th - Turkish sultan Suleiman occupies Buda/annexes Hungary
Aug 29th - The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
Sep 11th - Santiago, Chile, is destroyed by indigenous warriors, lead by Michimalonko.
Oct 31st - Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
Nov 9th - Queen Catharine Howard confined in London Tower
Dec 29th - Isabella of Poland & King Ferdinand of Austria sign Treaty of Gyalu