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1558 Elizabeth I is England's queen
1580 Drake completes voyage around world
1582 New Gregorian calendar introduced
1588 English defeat the Spanish Armada
1611 Authorized English Bible published
1503 Leonard da Vinci paints Mona Lisa
1512 Michelangelo paints Sistine Chapel
1534 Henry VIII controls English church
1538 Cortes conquers Mexico
1547 Ivan the Terrible rules Russia
1453 End of Hundred Years War
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
 Ari Sigurðsson
 b.1450
 d.         
 Jón Arason
 b.1484
 d.1550
 Elín "bláhosa" Magnúsdóttir
 b.1455
 d.         
 Jón Björnsson
 b.1538 Melstað
 d.1613 Grund í Eyjafirði
 Björn Jónsson
 b.1506
 d.1550
 Bjarni Björnsson
 b.1540
 d.         
 Helga Sigurðardóttir
 b.1485
 d.1559
 Árni Björnsson
 b.1540
 d.1590
 Magnús Björnsson
 b.1541
 d.1615
 Ragnheiður Björnsdóttir
 b.1545
 d.         
 Steinunn Jónsdóttir
 b.1516
 d.1591
 Halldóra Björnsdóttir
 b.1545
 d.         
 Teitur Björnsson
 b.1545
 d.1619