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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
 b.1484
 d.1550
 Björn Jónsson
 b.1506
 d.1550
 Helga Sigurðardóttir
 b.1485
 d.1559
 Bjarni Björnsson
 b.1540
 d.         
 Jón Magnússon
 b.1480
 d.1564
 Steinunn Jónsdóttir
 b.1513
 d.1593
 Ragnheiður Pétursdóttir
 b.1494
 d.1540
 Þórunn Bjarnadóttir
 b.1590
 d.         
 Sesselja Eggertsdóttir
 b.1550
 d.