1561 in History
January 28 By Edict of Orleans persecution of French Huguenots is suspended
February 22 William of Orange appointed viceroy of Burgundy/Charolais
August 19 Mary Queen of Scots arrives in Leith Scotland to assume throne after spending 13 years in France
August 24 Willem of Orange marries duchess Anna of Saxon
September 9 Sermon of Poissy
September 23 King Philip II of Spain forbids Spanish settlements in Florida
November 29 Lofland subjects himself on Sigismund August II of Poland
December 21 Archbishop Granvelle installed