1546 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 23 Having published nothing for eleven years, Francois Rabelais publishes the Tiers Livre, his sequel to Gargantua and Pantagruel.
  • Jun 7 England signs Peace of Andres with Scotland/Ireland

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 27 Joachim III Frederick, elector (Brandenburg)
  • Feb 14 Johann Pistorius, German theologist/historian
  • May 5 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (d. 1623)
  • Jun 24 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure)
  • Jul 4 Murad/Murat III, Sultan of Turkey (1574-95)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 14 Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (Golden nose), born in Knudstrup, Denmark (d. 1601)

Astronomer Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
Tycho Brahe
  • Dec 22 Kuroda Yoshitaka, Japanese Daimyo (d. 1604)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 21 Azai Sukemasa, Japanese samurai and warlord (b. 1491)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Feb 18 Martin Luther, German theologian and key figure in the Protestant Reformation, dies at 62

Founder of Protestanism Martin Luther
Founder of Protestanism
Martin Luther
  • Mar 1 George Wishart, Scottish religious reformer (martyred) (b 1513)
  • Mar 10 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat (Boke named the Governor), dies at 46
  • Mar 26 Thomas Elyot, English diplomat, dies at about 56
  • May 29 Cardinal Beaton, English archbishop of St Andrews, murdered in St Andrews Castle at 52
  • Jul 4 Hayreddin Barbarossa, Admiral of the Ottoman Navy (b. 1478)
  • Jul 16 Anne Askew, English Protestant (burned at the stake) (b. 1521)
  • Aug 1 Peter Faber, French Jesuit theologian (b. 1506)
  • Aug 3 Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Italian architect (b. 1484)
  • Aug 3 √Čtienne Dolet, French scholar and printer (b. 1509)
  • Aug 12 Francisco de Vitoria, Spanish theology/lawyer, dies
  • Nov 1 Giulio Romano, Italian painter/architect (Ondergang der Titanen), dies