What Happened in October 1555

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Historical Events


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Oct 21 Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg

Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands, Naples and Milan

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

Famous Deaths

  • Oct 7 Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • Oct 9 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • Oct 16 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • Oct 16 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr