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§Eastern Asia


February 14 - At the Battle of Uedahara, firearms are used for the first time on the battlefield in Japan and Takeda Shingen is defeated by Murakami Yoshikiyo.



Eight years before his abdication from the throne, Emperor Charles V granted the Seventeen Provinces of the Netherlands status as an entity separate from both the Empire and from France with the Transaction of Augsburg. It was not full independence, but it allowed significant autonomy.


October 31 - At the first sejm of King Sigismund II Augustus of Poland, deputies demand that the king renounce his wife Barbara Radziwiłł.

§North America


Cocoliztli, the pestilence, continued millions of Mexicans, up to 80% of the population.


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