What Happened in 1550

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Historical Events

  • Jan 10 1st sitting of "Vurige Chamber" in Paris
  • Feb 2 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, freed
  • Feb 7 Giovanni Maria del Monte elected Pope Julius III
  • Mar 24 France & England sign Peace of Boulogne
  • Apr 2 Jews are expelled from Genoa Italy
  • Apr 2 Jewish physician Joseph Hacohen expelled from city of Genoa, all Jews soon after
  • Apr 28 Powers of Dutch inquisition extends
  • Apr 29 Emperor Charles V gives inquisiters additional authority
  • Jul 7 Traditional date Chocolate thought to have been introduced to Europe
  • Sep 5 William Cecil appoints himself English minister of foreign affairs
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World Leaders in 1550

Famous People in 1550

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 8 Juan de Dios, Port/Sp saint (Brothers of Mercy), dies at 55
  • Apr 12 Claude of Lorraine, duke of Guise, dies at 53
  • May 18 John, Cardinal of Lorraine, French churchman (b. 1498)
  • May 20 Ashikaga Yoshiharu, Japanese shogun (b. 1510)
  • Jun 13 Johann Spangenberg, composer, dies at 66
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