< MDXLII = 1542 >
Events in 1542
|18 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|27 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|9 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|9 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|28 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|30 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|14 October:|| ||Akbar the Great, the third Mughal emperor, is born in Umerkot.|
|8 December:|| ||King James V of Scotland, aged 30, dies at the Falkland Palace in Fife, leaving the throne to his only child Mary Stuart, who is six days old.|
|9 December:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 949 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
People in 1542
Hans Holbein the Younger, John Taverner, Edward VI, John Rogers, Mikael Agricola, Nicolaus Copernicus, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Martin Luther, Henry VIII, Melanchthon, Charles V, Nostradamus, Francis Xavier, Alva, Andrea Palladio, John Calvin, Giorgio Vasari, Gerardus Mercator, Vesalius, Mary I, Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, Tintoretto, Gaspard de Coligny, Takeda Shingen, Elizabeth I, William of Orange and Joseph Scaliger celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1542 was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 1447, 1458, 1469, 1475, 1486, 1497, 1503, 1514, 1525 and 1531 in the century before it and 1553, 1559, 1570, 1581, 1589, 1595, 1606, 1617, 1623 and 1634 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2013 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1542&a=1&z=0 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 May 2013.