1542

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)

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

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

Mary I, Queen of Scotland (1542-1567)

Births:

Mary I, Queen of Scotland (1542-1587)

• Medici, Isabella de’ (1542-1576)

Deaths:

• Gherardini, Lisa (1479-1542)

• Medici, Bia de’ (c.1537-1542)

Art:

• Bronzino (1503-1572): Ritratto di Bia de’ Medici (c.1542)

• Holbein, Hans the Younger (c.1497-1543): Self-Portrait (1542-43)

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

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