What Happened In History Year 1555

Historical Events for the Year 1555

  • 22nd January » The Ava Kingdom falls to the Taungoo Dynasty in what is now present-day Burma.
  • 9th February » Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper (bishop) called John Hooper is burned at the stake.
  • 25th March » The city of Valencia, Carabobo named Valencia is founded in present-day Venezuela.
  • 17th April » After 18 months of siege, Siena surrenders to the Florence called Florentine-Holy Roman Empire named Imperial army. The Republic of Siena is incorporated into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
  • 2nd July » The Ottoman Admiral Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola, Italy called Paola.
  • 18th July » The College of Arms is reincorporated by Royal charter signed by Queen Mary I of England and King Philip II of Spain.
  • 25th September » The Peace of Augsburg is signed in Augsburg by Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor named Charles V and the princes of the Schmalkaldic League.
  • 1st November » French Huguenots establish the France Antarctique colony in present-day Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 12th November » The English Parliament Established church or re-establishes Catholicism.

Famous Birthdays in 1555

  • 18th March » Francis, Duke of Anjou (d. 1584)
  • 21st April » Ludovico Carracci, Italian painter (d. 1619)
  • 1st August » Edward Kelley, English occultist (d. 1597)
  • 4th December » Heinrich Meibom (poet) named Heinrich Meibom, German poet and historian (d. 1625)

Famous Deaths in History for 1555

  • 9th February » John Hooper (bishop) called John Hooper, English bishop (b. 1495)
  • 9th February » Rowland Taylor, English martyr (b. 1510)
  • 23rd March » Pope Julius III (b. 1487)
  • 27th March » William Hunter (Protestant martyr) named William Hunter, English martyr (b. 1535)
  • 12th April » Joanna of Castile (b. 1479)
  • 1st May » Pope Marcellus II (b. 1501)
  • 25th May » Gemma Frisius, Dutch physician, mathematician, and cartographer (b. 1508)
  • 25th May » Henry II of Navarre (b. 1503)
  • 8th August » Oronce Finé, French mathematician and cartographer (b. 1494)
  • 7th October » Louis of Praet (b. 1488)
  • 9th October » Justus Jonas, German religious reformer (b. 1493)
  • 25th October » Olympia Fulvia Morata, Italian-German scholar (b. 1526)
  • 12th November » Stephen Gardiner, English bishop (b. 1497)
  • 21st November » Georgius Agricola, German mineralogist, philologist, and scholar (b. 1490)

Historical events for the year 1555 by month