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

Events in year of 1553

  • 04-29Flemish woman introduces practice of starching linen into England
  • 05-21English Lady Jane Grey marries Guildford Dudley
  • 06-12King Edward VI accept Archbishop Cranmers "42 Articles"
  • 07-09Battle at Sievershausen Solingen: van Saksen beats Alcibiades
  • 07-10Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen of England
  • 07-20Prime Minister John Dudley captured in Cambridge
  • 08-12Pope Julius III orders confiscation and burning of Jewish Talmud
  • 08-23Bishop Stephen Gardiner appointed English Lord Chancellor
  • 09-08City of Lichfield, England forms
  • 09-13English Hugh Latimer arrested
  • 10-21Volumes of Talmud are burned
  • 11-13English Lady Jane Grey / Bishop Cranmer accused of high treason

People born in year of 1553

  • 06-15Ernst: Archduke of Austria / Governor of the Netherlands
  • 11-23Prospero Alpini: Italy -- Botanist / Physician (De Medocoma Aegyptorum)
  • 12-13Henry IV: 1st Bourbon-king of Navarre / France (1572 / 89-1610)

People died in year of 1553

  • 02-04Caspar Othmayr: Composer, dies at 37
  • 02-19Erasmus Reinhold: German mathematician, dies at 41
  • 04-09Francois Rabelais: French Author (Gargantua / Pantagruel), dies at 49
  • 07-06Edward VI Tudor: King of England (1547-53), dies at 15
  • 07-11Mauritius: Duke / Monarch of Saksen (1547-53), dies of injuries at 32
  • 08-17Charles III: Duke of Savoy
  • 08-22John Dudley: English Lord Admiral / Premier (1551-53), beheaded
  • 09-04Cornelia da Nomatalcino: Monk converted to Judaism, burned at stake
  • 10-16Lucas Cranach, Sr.: German painter, dies at 81
  • 10-27Michael Servetus: Spanish physician, burns at stake for heresy