1552 in History

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Events in History

  • Jan 12 Dutch west coast hit by heavy storm, hundreds killed
  • Jan 15 France signs secret treaty with German Protestants
  • Jan 23 2nd version of Book of Common Prayer becomes mandatory in England
  • Feb 15 Dutch coast hit by heavy storm
  • Feb 24 Privileges of Hanseatic League in England are abrogated
  • Mar 26 Guru Amar Das becomes the Third Sikh Guru.
  • Apr 4 Mauritius van Saksen begins alliance with Karel Anikita Stroganov
  • Apr 10 Henri II of France occupies Metz
  • Apr 18 Mauritius of Saksen occupies Linz
  • Apr 19 Mauritius of Saksen captures Karel
  • Jun 12 Land guardians of Netherlands attack Verdun
  • Jul 17 Siena drives Spanish troops out of Verdun

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Aug 2 Treaty of Passau: Emperor Charles V accepts Lutheran religion

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V

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Oct 2 Conquest of Kazan by Ivan the Terrible.

Russian Tsar Ivan the Terrible
Russian Tsar
Ivan the Terrible
  • Oct 15 Khanate of Kazan is conquered by troops of Ivan Grozny.
  • Oct 29 Tsar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
  • Oct 31 Emperor Karel & Markgraaf Albecht strike siege of Metz

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 1 Edward Coke, Mileham Norfolk, jurist/politician (defended common law)
  • Feb 8 Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet and soldier (d. 1630)
  • Feb 19 Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal and statesman (d. 1630)
  • Feb 28 Jost/Jobst Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (d. 1632)
  • Apr 15 Pietro Cataldi, Italian mathematician (d. 1626)
  • Jun 18 Gabriello Chiabrera, Italian poet (d. 1637)
  • Jul 18 Rudolf II, of Habsburg, emperor of Germany (1576-1612)
  • Aug 14 Fra Paolo Sarpi, [Paulus Venetus], expert/philosopher
  • Aug 24 Lavinia Fontana, Italian painter (d. 1614)
  • Oct 6 Matteo Ricci, Italian missionary (China)
  • Dec 30 Simon Forman, English occultist and astrologer (d. 1611)

Deaths in History

  • Jan 3 Henry II of Bavaria, bishop of Utrecht (1524-29), dies at 64
  • Jan 11 Johannes Cochlaeus, [Dobeneck], German humanist/theologist, dies
  • Jan 22 Edward Seymour, Duke of Somerset, beheaded for treason
  • Apr 14 Laurentius Andreae, [Lars Andersson], Swedish church reformer, dies
  • Apr 18 John Leland, antiquary, dies
  • Apr 21 Peter Apianus, [Bennewitz/Bienewitz], German astronomer, dies at 50
  • Jun 10 Alexander Barclay, English poet
  • Aug 15 Hermann of Wied, German Catholic archbishop (b. 1477)
  • Sep 7 Guru Angad Dev, second Sikh Guru (b. 1504)
  • Oct 14 Oswald Myconius, Swiss Protestant reformer (b. 1488)
  • Oct 17 Andreas Osiander, Protestant Reformation theologist, dies at 53
  • Dec 2 Francis Xavier, Spanish Catholic missionary (b. 1506)
  • Dec 3 St Francis Xavier, Jesuit missionary to the East (b. 1506)