October 1555 in History

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Events in History


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Oct 21 Emperor Charles V makes Erard of Pallandt earl of Culemborg

King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor Charles V
King of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor
Charles V
  • Oct 21 English parliament refuses to recognize Philip of Spain as king

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

King of Spain Philip II
King of Spain
Philip II

Deaths in History

  • Oct 7 Louis of Praet, Habsburg diplomat (b. 1488)
  • Oct 9 Justus Jonas, German Protestant reformer (b. 1493)
  • Oct 16 Hugh Latimer, English bishop and royal chaplain, burned at the stake as one of the Oxford Martyrs at 80
  • Oct 16 Nicholas Ridley, English theologist/bishop of Rochester, burned at the stake as an Oxford martyr