Historical Events in 1555

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  • Feb 9th Bishop of Gloucester John Hooper is burned at the stake for heresy
  • Apr 9th Marcello Cervini elected Pope Marcellus II
  • Apr 17th Siena surrenders to Spanish troops
  • May 23rd Giampietro Caraffa elected Pope Paul IV
  • Jul 2nd Turgut Reis sacks the Italian city of Paola.
  • Aug 23rd Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands.
  • Sep 25th Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
  • Sep 30th Bishop of Oxford Nicholas Ridley sentenced to death as a heretic
  • Oct 21st Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg
  • Oct 21st English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king

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Oct 25th Emperor Karel puts son Philip II in charge of Netherlands/Naples/Milan

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II
  • Nov 12th The English Parliament re-establishes Catholicism.
  • Nov 17th William of Orange becomes member of Council of State