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Events in 1544
|13 January:|| ||The estates of Sweden swear loyalty to king Gustav Vasa and his heirs, ending the traditional electoral monarchy in Sweden.|
|5 March:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.|
|13 April:|| ||The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated Easter Sunday following the first full moon following the spring equinox as described by the Council of Nicaea in 325.|
|17 April:|| ||Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.|
|1 June:|| ||Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.|
|13 September:|| ||Boulogne falls after two months of siege during the second invasion of France by king Henry VIII of England.|
|7 October:|| ||Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.|
|16 November:|| ||The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 951 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.|
|16 December:|| ||Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.|
People in 1544
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 1544 was a leap year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1460, 1488 and 1516 in the century before it and 1572, 1608 and 1636 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?2017 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?1544 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 28 March 2017.