Decades: 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s - 1560s - 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s
Years: 1558 1559 1560 1561 1562 - 1563 - 1564 1565 1566 1567 1568
February 18 - The Duke of Guise is assassinated while besieging Orleans
March - Peace of Amboise. Negotiated between the Prince of Condé and Anne de Montmorency, it accords some toleration to the Huguenots, especially to aristocrats. The combined Huguenot and royal armies then march north to besiege the English in Le Havre
July 28 - The English surrender Le Havre to the French after a siege.
December 4 - Official closing of the Council of Trent (opened December 13, 1545)
February 18 - Francis, Duke of Guise, French military and political leader, head of the ultra-Catholic faction.