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, Knudstrup Denmark, astronomer (Golden nose), (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, biblical scholar/religious reformer, 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