Events in year of 1550

  • 01-101st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
  • 02-02English Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset, freed
  • 02-07Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
  • 03-24France and England sign Peace of Boulogne
  • 04-02Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
  • 04-28Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
  • 04-29Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
  • 07-07Chocolate introduced
  • 09-05William Cecil appoints himself English Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 11-14Pope Julius III proclaims new seat on Council of Trente

People born in year of 1550

  • 05-25Camillus de Lellis: Italian soldier / monastery founder / Saint
  • 06-28John Drusius: Flemish hebrew translator
  • 07-31Jakob Handl [Petelin]: Austrian composer / bandmaster
  • 08-16Carolus Gallus [Karel de Haan]: Dutch lawyer / pastor / vicar
  • 10-15Henry: Earl of Nassau-Dillenburg / Brother of William of Orange
  • 12-06Orazio Tiberio Vecchi: Composer

People died in year of 1550

  • 04-12Claude of Lorraine: Duke of Guise, dies at 53
  • 06-13Johann Spangenberg: Composer, dies at 66
  • 06-13Veronica Gambara: Italian poet, dies at 64
  • 09-08Hans [Johann] Vischer: German Count of Johann Cicero
  • 12-06Pieter Coecke van Aelst: Flemish painter, dies at 48

Events in year of 1551

  • 03-09Emperor Karel appoints son Philip as heir to the throne
  • 04-11English Premier John Dudley appointed Duke of Northumberland
  • 04-20John Dudley becomes English Earl Marshal
  • 05-01Council of Trente resumes
  • 05-12San Marcos University in Lima Peru, opens
  • 06-08Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
  • 07-08Willem of Orange weds countess Anna van Egmond and Buren
  • 07-19Treaty of Karlsburg: Archduke Ferdinand of Austria recognized as King of Hungary / Transsylvania
  • 08-14Turkish fleet under Dragut occupies Tripoli
  • 10-16English Edward Seymour Duke of Somerset re-arrested
  • 12-19Dutch west coast hit by hurricane

People born in year of 1551

  • 05-02William Camden: English historian (Brittania, Annales)
  • 05-17Martinus A del Rio: Spanish / South Netherlands lawyer / historian / theologist
  • 09-13Pandolfo Zallamella: Composer
  • 09-19Henry III: Duke of Anjou / King of Poland / France (1573 / 4-89)

People died in year of 1551

  • 04-06Joachim Vadianus: Swiss Physician / Mayor of Sankt Gallen, dies at 66
  • 05-31Aristotele "Basiano" da Sangallo: Italian set designer