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Events of 1545
- July 18 – Battle of the Solent: The fleets of England and France battle to a draw. The Mary Rose sinks during the naval engagement.
- December 13 – The Council of Trent officially opens (closes 1563).
- Battle of Kawagoe: Two branches of the Uesugi families are defeated by the late Hōjō clan in Japan.
- Battle of Sokhoista: The Ottoman army defeats the alliance of Georgian dynasts.
- During the Ming Dynasty, a large failure of the harvest in Henan province, China occurs due to excessive rainfall, which drives up the price of wheat and forces many to flee their rural counties; those who stay behind are forced to survive by eating leaves, bark, and human flesh.
- Silver is discovered at Potosi, Bolivia.