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1580 Drake completes voyage around world
1582 New Gregorian calendar introduced
1588 English defeat the Spanish Armada
1611 Authorized English Bible published
1613 Romanov dynasty begins in Russia
1512 Michelangelo paints Sistine Chapel
1534 Henry VIII controls English church
1538 Cortes conquers Mexico
1547 Ivan the Terrible rules Russia
1558 Elizabeth I is England's queen
1479 Formation of kingdom of Spain
1488 Diaz rounds Cape of Good Hope
1492 Columbus discovers West Indies
1498 Vasco da Gama sails to India
1503 Leonard da Vinci paints Mona Lisa
 Pétur Loftsson
 b.1475 Iceland
 d.1546 Noregi (Norway)
 Loftur Pétursson
 b.1495 Iceland
 d.1567 Víðidalstunga, Iceland
 Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir
 b.1465 Iceland
 d.1525 Iceland
 Pétur Árnason
 Árni Loftsson
 Arngrímur Ljótsson
 Guðmundur Árnason
 Þuríður Arngrímsdóttir
 b.1510 Iceland
 d.          Iceland
 Not known
 Loftur Árnason
 Jón Þórðarson
 Þuríður Árnadóttir
 Guðmundur Jónsson
 Sigríður Halldórsdóttir
 Helga "eldri" Guðmundsdóttir
 Þórunn Sigurðardóttir