Millennium:2nd millennium
  • 1536
  • 1537
  • 1538
  • 1539
  • 1540
  • 1541
  • 1542
1539 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1539
Ab urbe condita2292
Armenian calendar988
Assyrian calendar6289
Balinese saka calendar1460–1461
Bengali calendar946
Berber calendar2489
English Regnal year30 Hen. 8 – 31 Hen. 8
Buddhist calendar2083
Burmese calendar901
Byzantine calendar7047–7048
Chinese calendar戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
4235 or 4175
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
4236 or 4176
Coptic calendar1255–1256
Discordian calendar2705
Ethiopian calendar1531–1532
Hebrew calendar5299–5300
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1595–1596
 - Shaka Samvat1460–1461
 - Kali Yuga4639–4640
Holocene calendar11539
Igbo calendar539–540
Iranian calendar917–918
Islamic calendar945–946
Japanese calendarTenbun 8
Javanese calendar1457–1458
Julian calendar1539
Korean calendar3872
Minguo calendar373 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar71
Thai solar calendar2081–2082
Tibetan calendar阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
1665 or 1284 or 512
    — to —
(female Earth-Pig)
1666 or 1285 or 513

Year 1539 (MDXXXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.





  • Protestant Reformation
    • Lutheranism is forcibly introduced into Iceland, despite the opposition of Bishop Jón Arason.
    • Beaulieu Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Colchester Abbey, Newstead Abbey, St Albans Abbey, St Mary's Abbey, York and Hartland Abbey (the last) fall prey to the Dissolution of the Monasteries in England.
    • The first edition of the Calvinist Genevan Psalter is published.
  • In Henan province, China, a severe drought with swarms of locusts is made worse, by a major epidemic outbreak of the plague.
  • The first printing press in North America is set up in Mexico City.[5]
  • Teseo Ambrogio's Introductio in Chaldaicam lingua, Syriaca atq Armenica, & dece alias linguas, published in Pavia, introduces several Middle Eastern languages to western Europe for the first time.


Franciscus Raphelengius


Saint Anthony Maria Zaccaria


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  2. ^ Everett, Jason M., ed. (2006). "1539". The People's Chronology. Thomson Gale.
  3. ^ Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. pp. 210–215. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
  4. ^ Coppack, Glyn (2009). Fountains Abbey. Amberley. pp. 11, 130. ISBN 978-1-84868-418-8.
  5. ^ "The Press in Colonial America" (PDF). A Publisher’s History of American Magazines — Background and Beginnings. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 27, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2013.
  6. ^ Frieda, Leonie (2013). The deadly sisterhood : a story of women, power and intrigue in the Italian Renaissance, 1427-1527 (Paperback ed.). London: Phoenix. p. 358. ISBN 978-0-7538-2844-1.
  7. ^ "Isabella of Portugal". www.ngv.vic.gov.au. Retrieved October 24, 2020.
  8. ^ "Stokesley, John (1475–1539), bishop of London". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. 2004. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26563. ISBN 978-0-19-861412-8. Retrieved October 26, 2021. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

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