Historical Events In 1556
Sunday, 23 February 2020
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 in the year 1556.
Jan 24 Heavy earthquake strikes Shaaxi China, kills 830,000 on this day in history.
Jan 27 In the year 1556 abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)
Jan 27 In the year 1556 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 In the year 1556 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 In the year 1556 lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
Mar 21 In the year 1556 archbishop of Canterbury Thomas Cranmer burned at the stake as a heretic.
Mar 21 On this day in history thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66
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 Portuguese Marranos who revert back to Judaism burned by order of Pope on this day in history.
Apr 18 In the year 1556 luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61
Jun 10 In the year 1556 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 Philipp Nicolai, Germany, theologist/poet/composer in the year 1556.
Aug 25 David Jorisz, Flemish glass blower/sect leader, dies at about 54 on this day in history.
Sep 09 In the year 1556 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 In the year 1556 charles V & Maria of Hungary march into Spain
Sep 15 Vlissingen ex-emperor Charles V returns to Spain in the year 1556.
Oct 17 In the year 1556 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 Richard Chancellor, English explorer, dies in shipwreck off Scotland in the year 1556.
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