What Happened in 1549

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Significant Events

  • Mar 29 The city of Salvador da Bahia, the first capital of Brazil, is founded.
  • Jun 9 Book of Common Prayer is adopted by the Church of England
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Did You Know?

1st Christian missionary in Japan, Jesuit priest Francis Xavier reaches Japan but is not permitted to enter any port until 15 August

On July 27, 1549


World Leaders in 1549

Famous People in 1549

Famous People Born in 1549

  • Feb 4 Eustache du Caurroy, composer
  • Mar 11 Henric/Hendrik Spieghel, Dutch Renaissance writer and poet (Hertspiegel)
  • Jun 1 Allesandre Spontone, composer
  • Jul 30 Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1609)
  • Sep 1 Charles Philip of Croij, marquis of Havre/earl of Fontenoy, etc
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Famous Deaths

  • Jan 19 Barthout van Assendelft, 1st land advocate of Holland, dies
  • Jan 23 Johannes Honter, Transylvanian Saxon humanist and theologian (b. 1498)
  • Jan 28 Elia Levita, German-Yiddish writer (Habachur), dies at about 80
  • Mar 20 Thomas Seymour of Sudely, English Lord Admiral, beheaded
  • May 27 Lijsbeth Dirksdr, Fries antabaptist, drowns
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