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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
 Jon Haraldsen
 b.1490 Iceland
 d.1547 Bergen, Norway
 Heine Joensen
 b.1514 Bergen, Norway
 d.1576 Rødøy Prestegje, Norway
 Magnus Heinesen
 b.1545 Nes Sókn, Faroe Islands
 d.1589 Copenhagn, Denmark
 Malan Danielsdatter
 b.1480 Signabøur , Faroe Islands
 d.         
 Heine Heinesen
 b.1546 Nes Sókn, Faroe Islands
 d.         
 Arnbjørg Gran
 b.1500
 d.         
 Gyrid Arnbjørnsdatter
 b.1520 Mellø, Helgeland, Norway
 d.         
 Gyrid Baardsdatter
 b.1500 Lydvo, Norway
 d.