1544

 

Rulers:

• Alfonso d’Avalos d’Aquino, Governor of the Duchy of Milan (1538-1546)

• Carlos I, King of Spain (1516-1556)

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

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

• François I, King of France (1515-1547)

• Henry VIII, King of England (1509-1547)

• Henry VIII, King of Ireland (1542-1547)

• John Frederick I, Elector of Saxony (1532-1547)

Events:

• Wilton House (Wiltshire) is granted by Henry VIII to Sir William Herbert.

Art:

• Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594): La Disciplina che tiene a freno i costumi (1544-1545)

• Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594): Ritratto d’uomo in veste di san Giorgio (1540-1550)

• Tiziano (c.1488-1576): Danae (1544-1546)