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Historical Events In 1556

Wednesday, 25 May 2022

Jan 16   On this day in history emperor Karel appoints his son Philip II, king of Spain  

Jan 23   Most deadly earthquake kills 830,000 in Shansi Province, China in the year 1556.  

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

Jan 23   Shaanxi earthquake in China killing 830,000 people on this day in history.  

Jan 24   Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000 in the year 1556.  

Jan 27   Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629) on this day in history.  

Jan 27   Willem of Orange becomes knight of Guilder Flies on this day in history.  

Feb 05   On this day in history kings Henri I & Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles  

Feb 05   On this day in history kings Henri I &Philip II sign Treaty of Vaucelles  

Feb 07   Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren in the year 1556.  

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

Feb 21   In the year 1556 sethus Calvisius, composer  

Mar 18   In the year 1556 francois-Hercule de Valois, French duke of Anjou/Brabant  

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 archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake as a heretic.  

Mar 21   Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66 in the year 1556.  

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 in the year 1556.  

Apr 13   Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope in the year 1556.  

Apr 18   Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61 in the year 1556.  

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

Jul 31   Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 in the year 1556.  

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

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

Sep 09   On this day in history pope Paul IV refuses to crown Ferdinand of Austria emperor  

Sep 12   In the year 1556 emperor Charles resigns, his brother Ferdinand van Austria takes over  

Sep 13   Charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain in the year 1556.  

Sep 15   Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain in the year 1556.  

Oct 17   Ex-emperor Karel departs Netherland for Spain in the year 1556.  

Oct 31   In the year 1556 john Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50  

Nov 05   Akbar (14) succeeds his father Humajun on as Sultan of Delhi in the year 1556.  

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

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

Nov 23   King Philip II confers with Dutch financial experts in the year 1556.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1556

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 08   In the year 1556 birth of uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)  

Jan 27   Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629) was born on this day in history.  

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

Feb 21   Sethus Calvisius, composer was born on this day in history.  

Mar 07   In the year 1556 birth of guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)  

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

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

Nov 15   Jacques-Davy Duperron, French cardinal (d. 1618) was born in the year 1556.  

Famous Deaths In 1556

Famous People Died In This Year In History

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

Mar 21   In the year 1556 death of thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66  

Apr 18   On this day in history luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61  

May 28   Saitō Dōsan, Japanese daimyo (b. 1494?) died on this day in history.  

Jun 10   Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies on this day in history.  

Jul 31   Ignatius Loyola, Spanish founder (Jesuit), dies at about 65 in the year 1556.  

Aug 25   In the year 1556 david Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54  

Oct 31   John Sleidanus, German humanist/historian (Commentary), dies at 50 in the year 1556.  

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