1541

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, Lord of Ireland (1509-1542)

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

Births:

• El Greco (1541-1614)

• Medici, Francesco I de’ (1541-1587)

Art:

• Tintoretto, Jacopo (1518-1594): Ritratto d’uomo in veste di san Giorgio (1540-50)

• Tiziano (c.1488-1576): Allocuzione di Alfonso d’Avalos (1540-41)

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