1545 in History
February 13 Willem of Nassau becomes prince of Orange
March 24 German Parliament opens in Worms
April 12 French king Francois I orders protestants of Vaudois to be killed
July 19 King Henry VIII's flagship Mary Rose sinks at Portsmouth; 73 die
August 26 Pope Paul III names his son Pierluigi Farnese, duke of Parma
September 8 English earl Hertford leads retaliatory mission against Scotland
December 13 Council of Trent (19th ecumenical council) opens
December 13 Pope Paul III opens council of Trente