What Happened in 1554

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Historical Events

  • Jan 5 Great fire in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Jan 12 Bayinnaung is crowned King of Burma. He would go on to assemble the largest empire in the history of Southeast Asia
  • Jan 25 Sir Thomas Wyatt gathers an army in Kent, rebels against Queen Mary
  • Jan 25 Founding of the city of São Paulo in Brazil
  • Feb 9 Battle at London: Sir Thomas Wyatt defeated and his rebellion against Queen Mary crushed
  • Feb 12 Queen of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is executed for treason.
  • Nov 30 England reconciles with Pope Julius III

World Leaders in 1554

Famous People in 1554

Famous People Born in 1554

  • Jan 9 Gregory XV, [Alessandro Ludovisi], pope (1621-23)
  • Jan 20 King Sebastian of Portugal (d. 1578)
  • Mar 26 Charles of Lorraine, Duke of Mayenne, French military leader (d. 1611)
  • Mar 27 Everhardus van Bronchorst, Dutch lawyer
  • May 20 Paolo Bellasio, Italian composer, born in Verona (d. 1594)
More Famous Birthdays

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 24 Queen Maria of England marries Philip, king of Naples/Jerusalem