|Centuries:||15th century – 16th century – 17th century|
|Decades:||1530s 1540s 1550s – 1560s – 1570s 1580s 1590s|
|Years:||1560 1561 1562 1563 1564 1565 1566 1567 1568 1569|
|Categories:||Births – Deaths – Architecture|
Establishments – Disestablishments
- In 1565 St. Augustine is founded by the Spanish admiral Pedro Menéndez de Avilés on August 28 in modern-day Florida. The city is the oldest continually occupied European settlement in the continental United States.
- In 1569, Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is founded.
- Start of Eighty Years' War.
- Queen Elizabeth I in England
- Philip II, King of Spain
- William Shakespeare, British writer
- Karl I of Liechtenstein, first Prince of Liechtenstein
- Jahangir, Mughal Emperor of India