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

Events in year of 1554

  • 01-05Great fire in Eindhoven Neth
  • 01-25Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
  • 02-09Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated
  • 07-24Queen Maria of England marries Philip, King of Naples / Jerusalem
  • 11-30England reconciles with Pope Julius III

People born in year of 1554

  • 01-09Gregory XV [Alessandro Ludovisi]: Pope (1621-23)
  • 03-27Everhardus van Bronchorst: Dutch lawyer
  • 05-20Paulo Bellasio: Composer
  • 11-30Philip Sidney: England, United Kingdom -- Poet / Statesman / soldier (Arcadia)
  • 12-17Ernst of Bayern: Prince / Bishop of Liege / Archbishop of Cologne

People died in year of 1554

  • 02-11Lady Jane Grey: Deposed Queen of England, beheaded after 9 day rule
  • 02-12Jane Grey: Queen of England for 13 days, beheaded at 17
  • 02-21Hieronymus Bock: German doctor (founder of modern botany)
  • 03-03Johan F de Greatmoedige: Ruler of Saxon
  • 03-03Johan Frederik [the Generous]: Elector of Saxon (1532-47), dies at 50
  • 06-19Sixt[us] Birck [Xystus Betulius]: German writer (Judith), dies at 53
  • 08-25Thomas Howard: 3rd Duke of Norfolk, English great Admiral