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?

Jesuit priest Francis Xavier's ship reaches Japan - 1st Christian missionary in Japan

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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