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Years 1569-1571

Shakespeare's life contemporary events
1569
April 15. Joan, fifth child of John and Mary Shakespeare, is christened. Cosimo di Medici is made Grand Duke of Tuscany.
Mercator's map of the world is made.
The Northern Rebellion attempts to replace Elizabeth with the Catholic Mary Stuart.
Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Heywood, and Guy Fawkes are born.
1570
Elizabeth is excommunicated and "deposed" by Pope Pius V.
1571
Sept. 5. John Shakespeare is elected Chief Alderman. A warrant is issued for his arrest for non-payment of a £30 debt.
Sept. 28. Anne, sixth child of John and Mary Shakespeare, is christened.
Elizabeth's marriage with Duc d'Anjou (later Henri III) is proposed by his mother, Catherine de' Medici.
Benvenuto Cellini dies.
Johann Kepler is born.