1556

 

Rulers:

• Carlos I, King of Spain, (1516-1556)

• Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor (1519-1558)

• Cosimo I de’ Medici, Duke of Florence (1537-1569)

• Felipe II, King of Spain (1556-1598)

Art:

• Bruegel the Elder, Pieter (c.1525-1569): The Adoration of the Kings (c.1556)

• Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574): Don Giovanni e Don Garzia de’ Medici (1556-1558)