Sir Thomas Gresham

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Sir Thomas Gresham, by Unknown artist, (circa 1565) - NPG D34935 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sir Thomas Gresham

by Unknown artist
photograph, (circa 1565)
15 1/2 in. x 11 3/8 in. (393 mm x 290 mm) paper size
acquired
Reference Collection
NPG D34935


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  • Sir Thomas Gresham (circa 1518-1579), Founder of the Royal Exchange. Sitter associated with 23 portraits.

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Related worksback to top

  • NPG 352: Sir Thomas Gresham (after)
  • NPG D34936: Sir Thomas Gresham (based on same portrait)

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Mary, Queen of Scots marries her second husband Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley. Sir Henry Sidney is appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland.

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The Royal College of Physicians receives official permission to carry out human dissections. The first recorded manufacture of lead pencils.

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The Knights Hospitaller repel the forces of Suleiman I, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire at the siege of Malta. Ottoman advances into Western Europe are halted and the celebrated admiral Turgut Reis is killed. A Spanish expedition establishes the city of St Augustine in present-day Florida, the first permanent European settlement in North America. The first Spanish settlement in Philippines is established at Cebu.

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