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Centuries: 15th century - 16th century - 17th century

Decades: 1510s 1520s 1530s 1540s 1550s - 1560s - 1570s 1580s 1590s 1600s 1610s

Years: 1555 1556 1557 1558 1559 - 1560 - 1561 1562 1563 1564 1565

  • The first tulip bulb was brought from Turkey to the Netherlands.
  • July 6 - Treaty of Edinburgh[?] between England, France and Scotland. The French withdraw from Scotland. This largely ends the "Aulde Alliance" between France and Scotland, and ends the wars between England and its northern neighbor.
  • Jean Nicot introduces tobacco in the form of snuff to the French court



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