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

Events in year of 1552

  • 01-12Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, 100s killed
  • 01-15France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • 01-232nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes manditory in England
  • 02-15Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • 02-24Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
  • 04-04Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • 04-10Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • 04-18Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • 04-19Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
  • 06-12Land guardians of the Netherlands attacks Verdun
  • 07-17Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun
  • 08-02Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion
  • 10-29Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • 10-31Emperor Karel and Markgraaf Albecht strike siege for Metz

People born in year of 1552

  • 02-01Edward Coke: Mileham Norfolk, England -- Jurist / politician (defended common law)
  • 07-18Rudolf II [of Habsburg]: Emperor of Germany (1576-1612)
  • 08-14Fra Paolo Sarpi [Paulus Venetus]: Expert / philosopher
  • 09-17Paul V [Camillo Borghese]: Italy -- Pope (1605-21)
  • 10-06Matteo Ricci: Italian Missionary (China)

People died in year of 1552

  • 01-03Henry II of Bavaria: Bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies at 64
  • 01-11Johannes Cochlaeus [Dobeneck]: German humanist / theologist
  • 01-22Edward Seymour: Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
  • 04-14Laurentius Andreae [Lars Andersson]: Swedish church reformer
  • 04-18John Leland: Antiquary
  • 04-21Peter Apianus [Bennewitz / Bienewitz]: German astronomer, dies at 50
  • 10-17Andreas Osiander: Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53