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Events in 1543
|8 January:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
|17 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|24 March:|| ||Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish astronomer of heliocentricity fame, dies in Frombork at age 70 after publishing his revolutionary ideas “De revolutionibus orbium coelestium” in Nuremberg earlier this month.|
|25 March:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox as fixed by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|31 March:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|13 May:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|18 September:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|28 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 950 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|29 November:|| ||Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist, one of the greatest portraitists of the century, dies in London at age 45 at some point in the last three weeks.|
|28 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
People in 1543
John Taverner, Edward VI, John Rogers, Mikael Agricola, 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, Joseph Scaliger and Akbar the Great celebrated their birthday this year.
The year 1543 was a common year starting on a Monday, just like 1453, 1459, 1470, 1481, 1487, 1498, 1509, 1515, 1526 and 1537 in the century before it and 1554, 1565, 1571, 1582, 1590, 1601, 1607, 1618, 1629 and 1635 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?1543 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 23 May 2013.