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Historical Events Happened In 1556

Monday, 21 April 2014

Jan 16   Emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain on this day in history.  

Jan 23   On this day in history most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China  

Jan 23   Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000 on this day in history.  

Jan 27   On this day in history abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)  

Jan 27   On this day in history willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies  

Feb 05   Kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles on this day in history.  

Feb 05   Kings Henri I &Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles on this day in history.  

Feb 07   On this day in history maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren  

Feb 14   On this day in history archbishop Thomas Cranmer declared a heretic  

Feb 21   On this day in history sethus Calvisius, composer  

Mar 18   On this day in history francois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant  

Mar 19   Lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Mar 21   On this day in history archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake as a heretic.  

Mar 21   Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66 on this day in history.  

Mar 22   Cardinal Reginald Pole becomes archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

Mar 28   Karel V's son Philip II crowned king of Spain on this day in history.  

Apr 13   On this day in history portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope  

Apr 18   Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

Jun 10   On this day in history martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies  

Jul 31   On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

Aug 10   Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer on this day in history.  

Aug 25   David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54 on this day in history.  

Sep 09   Pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor on this day in history.  

Sep 12   Emperor Charles resigns, his brother Ferdinand van Austria takes over on this day in history.  

Sep 13   Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain on this day in history.  

Sep 15   On this day in history vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain  

Oct 17   On this day in history ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain  

Oct 31   John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on this day in history.  

Nov 05   Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi on this day in history.  

Nov 10   On this day in history richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland  

Nov 10   Russian treasure ship Edward Bonaventure, carrying Ivan the Terrible's ambassador to Elizabeth 1 of England, was wrecked off Rosehearty, Aberdeenshire on this day in history.  

Nov 23   On this day in history king Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts  

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Famous Birthdays In 1556

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 08   On this day in history birth of uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)  

Jan 27   On this day in history birth of abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)  

Feb 07   On this day in history birth of maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren  

Feb 21   On this day in history birth of sethus Calvisius, composer  

Mar 07   On this day in history birth of guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)  

Mar 18   Francois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant was born on this day in history.  

Aug 10   On this day in history birth of philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer  

Nov 15   Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1556

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Mar 19   On this day in history lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70  

Mar 21   On this day in history death of thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66  

Apr 18   Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 on this day in history.  

May 28   On this day in history death of saitō Dōsan, Japanese daimyo (b. 1494?)  

Jun 10   On this day in history martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies  

Jul 31   On this day in history ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65  

Aug 25   On this day in history david Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54  

Oct 31   John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 on this day in history.