1558 in History
January 7 Calais, last English possession in France, retaken by French
January 8 French troops under duke de Guise occupy Calais
January 9 Geneva becomes independent from Berne canton, Switzerland
January 11 Westmunster Church in Middelburg destroyed by heavy storm
March 5 Smoking tobacco introduced in Europe by Francisco Fernandes
March 14 Ferdinand I appointed Holy Roman emperor
April 4 Czar Ivan IV gives parts of North-Russia to fur traders
April 24 Queen Mary Stuart of Scotland marries French crown prince Francois
July 23 Battle at Grevelingen: Gen/earl Lamoraal van Egmont beat France
August 4 1st printing of Zohar (Jewish Kabbalah)
November 7 French king Henri II occupies Calais
November 17 Elizabeth I ascends English throne upon death of Queen Mary
December 29 Charles V, German emperor, buried