1562

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Diego de Landa, Bishop of Yucatan, burns all known Maya books. Only three survive.
Year 1562

Year 1562 was a year starting on Thursday mof the Julian calendar.

Events

January–June

July–December

Date unknown

  • The Portuguese army is defeated at the Battle of Mulleriyawa, Sri Lanka, at the hand of the Sitawaka army commanded by Prince Tikiri Bandara (King Rajasinghe), leaving 1600 dead. This is considered the worst defeat the Portuguese had at that time.

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A New Group

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University of SassariUniversità degli Studi di Sassari logo.pngMarred by corruption allegations


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