Year 1562 (MDLXII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
1562 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1562
Ab urbe condita2315
Armenian calendar1011
Assyrian calendar6312
Balinese saka calendar1483–1484
Bengali calendar969
Berber calendar2512
English Regnal yearEliz. 1 – 5 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2106
Burmese calendar924
Byzantine calendar7070–7071
Chinese calendar辛酉(Metal Rooster)
4258 or 4198
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
4259 or 4199
Coptic calendar1278–1279
Discordian calendar2728
Ethiopian calendar1554–1555
Hebrew calendar5322–5323
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1618–1619
 - Shaka Samvat1483–1484
 - Kali Yuga4662–4663
Holocene calendar11562
Igbo calendar562–563
Iranian calendar940–941
Islamic calendar969–970
Japanese calendarEiroku 5
Javanese calendar1481–1482
Julian calendar1562
Korean calendar3895
Minguo calendar350 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar94
Thai solar calendar2104–2105
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
1688 or 1307 or 535
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
1689 or 1308 or 536




Date unknownEdit

  • The Pünte at Wiltshausen, a small, hand-operated ferry, now a historic monument, is first recorded.
  • The Portuguese army is defeated at Mulleriyawa, Sri Lanka, at the hand of the Sitawaka army commanded by Prince Tikiri Bandara (King Rajasinghe), leaving 1600 dead. This is considered the worst defeat the Portuguese had at that time.



Cornelis Aerentsz van der Dussen by Jan van Scorel Panel, Weiss Gallery, London


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