What Happened in 1556

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Significant Events

  • Jan 23 Shaanxi Earthquake - deadliest ever recorded kills 830,000 in Shensi Province, China
  • Nov 5 Battle at Panipat: Mogollegers beat hindu leader Hemu
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World Leaders in 1556

Famous People in 1556

Famous People Born in 1556

  • Jan 8 Uesugi Kagekatsu, Japanese samurai and warlord (d. 1623)
  • Jan 27 Abbas I, "the Great," shah of Persia (1587-1629)
  • Feb 7 Maria van Nassau, Dutch countess of Buren
  • Feb 21 Sethus Calvisius, composer
  • Mar 7 Guillaume du Vair, French writer (d. 1621)
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Famous Deaths

  • Mar 19 Lieven van der Maude, [Ammonius], South Netherlands poet, dies at 70
  • Mar 21 Thomas Cranmer, archbishop of Canterbury, burned at stake at 66
  • Apr 18 Luigi Alamanni, Italian poet (Flora, Antigone), dies at 61
  • May 28 Saitō Dōsan, Japanese daimyo (b. 1494?)
  • Jun 10 Martin Agricola [M Sore], German composer/cantor, dies
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