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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
 Jón Magnússon
 b.1480
 d.1564
 Kolbeinn Jónsson
 b.1530
 d.1619
 not known
 b.         
 d.         
 Einar Kolbeinsson
 b.1580
 d.1660
 Þorsteinn Finnbogason
 b.1475
 d.1555
 Nikulás Þorsteinsson
 b.1520
 d.1591
 Sesselja Torfadóttir
 b.1485
 d.         
 Katrín Nikulásdóttir
 b.1545
 d.         
 Sigríður Einarsdóttir
 b.1520
 d.1569