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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
1427 Portuguese reach the Azores
1434 Medici rules in Florence
1440 Gutenberg, printing w/type
1453 End of Hundred Years War
1479 Formation of kingdom of Spain
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 d.         
 Ari "dalaskalli" Da­ason
 b.1380
 d.1461
 Da­i Arason
 b.1425
 d.         
 Gu­rÝ­ur ┴sbjarnardˇttir
 b.1390
 d.         
 Matthildur Da­adˇttir
 b.1460
 d.         
 Ůorbj÷rg Bessadˇttir
 b.1430
 d.