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1582 New Gregorian calendar introduced
1588 English defeat the Spanish Armada
1611 Authorized English Bible published
1613 Romanov dynasty begins in Russia
1618 Beginning of 30 Years War
1534 Henry VIII controls English church
1538 Cortes conquers Mexico
1547 Ivan the Terrible rules Russia
1558 Elizabeth I is England's queen
1580 Drake completes voyage around world
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
1512 Michelangelo paints Sistine Chapel
 Jón Arason
 Björn Jónsson
 Helga Sigurðardóttir
 Jón Teitsson
 Teitur Björnsson
 Jón Magnússon
 b.1480 Iceland
 d.1564 Iceland
 Árni Teitsson
 Steinunn Jónsdóttir
 Ragnheiður Pétursdóttir
 b.1494 Iceland
 d.1540 Iceland
 Björg Teitsdóttir
 Guðrún Teitsdóttir
 Helga Teitsdóttir
 Þuríður Erlendsdóttir