What Happened in 1531

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Significant Events

  • Jan 26 Lisbon hit by Earthquake; about 30,000 die
  • Feb 11 Henry VIII recognised as supreme head of Church in England following the schism with Rome
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World Leaders in 1531

Famous People in 1531

Famous People Born in 1531

  • Aug 24 Ercole Bottrigari, composer
  • Sep 14 Philipp Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German geography/cartographer

Famous Weddings

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 22 Andrea del Sarto, Italian painter, dies at 44
  • Feb 16 Johannes Stöffler, German mathematician and astronomer (b. 1452)
  • Mar 6 Pedrarias Dávila, Spanish conquistador
  • Mar 20 Sicke Freerks/Frericx, [Cutter], Dutch anabaptist, beheaded
  • Apr 5 Richard Roose, boiled to death for trying to poison an archbishop
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