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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
 Þorsteinn Finnbogason
 Nikulás Þorsteinsson
 Sesselja Torfadóttir
 Kristín Einarsdóttir
 Einar Nikulásson
 Nikulás Einarsson
 Sigríður Einarsdóttir
 Jón Einarsson
 Loftur Pétursson
 b.1495 Iceland
 d.1567 Víðidalstunga, Iceland
 Sigríður Einarsdóttir
 Jón Loftsson
 Þuríður Arngrímsdóttir
 b.1510 Iceland
 d.          Iceland
 Kristrún Jónsdóttir
 Steinvör Grímsdóttir