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    22 October 1383 – Death of Ferdinand I of Portugal



    23 October 1456 – Death of John of Capistrano, Italian priest and saint 


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    1516 – Birth of Charlotte of Valois,second daughter of King Francis I and  Claude of France.


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    1520 - King Carlos I crowned German emperor Charles V


    1588 - Medina Sidonia's Spanish Armada returns to Santander




    24 October 1492 - 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany


    1503 – Birth of Isabella of Portugal, Holy Roman Empress.She was an Infanta of Portugal, by birth, and a Holy Roman Empress, Queen of Germany, Italy, Spain, Naples and Sicily, Duchess of Burgundy etc. as the spouse of Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. She was the daughter of Manuel I of Portugal and Maria of Aragon. She served as regent of Spain during the absence of her spouse for long periods.

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    1525 – Death of Thomas Dacre, 2nd Baron Dacre of Gilsland


    1537 – Death of Jane Seymour,Queen of England from 1536 to 1537 as the third wife of King Henry VIII. She succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She died of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. She was the only one of Henry's wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. She was the only wife of Henry VIII whose son survived infancy.

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    1561 – Birth of Anthony Babington, English leader of the Babington Plot 


    1572 – Death of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English admiral and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire

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    1590 – John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.




    25 October 1154 – Henry II becomes King of England.


    1415 – The army of Henry V of England defeats the French at the Battle of Agincourt.

     Killed in the Battle of Agincourt:

    Charles I of Albret

    Philip II, Count of Nevers 

    Frederick I, Count of Vaudémont 

    Jean I, Duke of Alençon 

    Anthony, Duke of Brabant 

    Michael de la Pole, 3rd Earl of Suffolk 

    Edward of Norwich, 2nd Duke of York 

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    1478 – Death of Catherine of Bosnia

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    1495 –Death of  John II of Portugal 

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    1510 – Birth of Renée of France.She was the younger surviving child of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany. She was the Duchess of Ferrara due to her marriage to Ercole II d'Este, grandson of Pope Alexander VI. In her later life she became an important supporter of the Protestant reformation and ally of John Calvin.

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    1514 – Death of William Elphinstone, Scottish bishop, founded University of Aberdeen 


    1529-Thomas More became lord chancellor

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    1532 – Henry VIII arrived back at Calais with Francis I


    1555 – Charles V abdicated a number of his titles


    1557 – Death of William Cavendish, English courtier 

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    1577 - Pope Gregory XIII asks renewal of ecclesiastical hymns


    1596 - Spanish fleet sails from Lisbon to Ireland



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