Historical Events for Year 1558
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Jan 7th - Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
Jan 8th - French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais
Jan 9th - Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
Jan 11th - Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
Mar 5th - Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
Mar 14th - Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor
Apr 4th - Czar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders
Jul 13th - Battle of Gravelines: In France, Spanish forces led by Count Lamoral of Egmont defeat the French forces of Marshal Paul des Thermes at Gravelines.
Jul 23rd - Battle at Grevelingen: Gen/earl Lamoraal van Egmont beat France
Aug 4th - 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
Oct 9th - Mérida is founded in Venezuela.
Nov 7th - French king Henri II occupies Calais
Nov 17th - Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of her half sister Mary "Bloody Mary", Queen of England (1553-58), aged 42
Dec 29th - Charles V, German Emperor, buried