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Today it’s a history lesson – a list of state leaders in 1562. The Western Hemisphere is conspicuous by its absence. The countries that wouldn’t appear on a similar list in 2007, particularly in Europe, are also pretty interesting:
- Denmark-Norway – Frederick II, King of Denmark and King of Norway (1559–1588)
- England – Elizabeth I, Queen of England (1558–1603)
- France – Charles IX, King of France (1560–1574)
- Holy Roman Empire – Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor (1558–1564)
- Hungary –
- Ferdinand I, Rival King of Hungary (1526–1564)
- John II Zapolya, Rival King of Hungary (1540–1571)
- Moldavia – Despot Voda, Voivode of Moldavia (1561–1563)
- Navarre – Jeanne d’Albret, Queen of Navarre (1555–1572)
- Papal States –
- Poland – Sigismund II Augustus, King of Poland (1548–1572)
- Portugal – Sebastian of Portugal (1557–1578)
- Russia – Ivan IV the Terrible, Tsar of Russia (1533/1547–1584)
- Scotland – Mary I, King of Scotland (1542–1567)
- Spain – Philip II (1556–1598)
- Sweden – Eric XIV, King of Sweden (1560–1568)
- Venice – Giorolamo Priuli, Doge of Venice (1559–1567)
- Wallachia – Petre cel Tanar, Voivode of Wallachia (1559–1568)
So Mary, Queen of Scots, was actually a king? Hmmm….
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