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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
 Filippus Þórarinsson
 b.1500
 d.1548 Svínavatn, Iceland
 Þórarinn Filippusson
 b.1545
 d.1607
 Jón Magnússon
 b.1480
 d.1564
 Sólveig Jónsdóttir
 b.1520
 d.         
 Ragnheiður Pétursdóttir
 b.1494
 d.1540
 Halldór Benediktsson
 b.1510
 d.1582
 Guðríður Halldórsdóttir
 b.1535
 d.         
 Vigdís Þorsteinsdóttir
 b.1500
 d.