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15th century - 16th century - 17th century
- January 16 - English Parliament outlaws Roman Catholicism
- April 4 - Francis Drake completes a circumnavigation of the world and is knighted by Elizabeth I.
- The Northern Netherlands proclaim their independence from Spain in the Oath of Abjuration. They abjure loyalty to Philip II of Spain as their sovereign and become a Republic.
- Russia begins the conquest of Siberia
- Finland becomes a grand duchy.
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